Obstruction meaning

əb-strŭkshən, ŏb-
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The definition of an obstruction is something that gets in the way, sticks out or blocks passage.

An example of an obstruction is hiding evidence in a court case; obstruction of justice.

An example of an obstruction is a science project sticking off of a table making it hard to get around.

An example of an obstruction is a fallen tree on the road.

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Something that obstructs; an obstacle.

We drove around the obstruction in the road.

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An obstructing or being obstructed.
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Anything that obstructs; hindrance.
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The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
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That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
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The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.
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The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
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Origin of obstruction

  • From Latin obstructio (“hindrance"), from obstruo (“build against, block, stop")

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