Obstruction



[uh b-struhk-shuh n] /əbˈstrʌk ʃən/

noun
1.
something that , blocks, or closes up with an obstacle or obstacles; obstacle or hindrance:
obstructions to navigation.
2.
an act or instance of .
3.
the state of being .
4.
the delaying or preventing of business before a deliberative body, especially a legislative group, by parliamentary contrivances.
/əbˈstrʌkʃən/
noun
1.
a person or thing that obstructs
2.
the act or an instance of obstructing
3.
delay of business, esp in a legislature by means of procedural devices
4.
(sport) the act of unfairly impeding an opposing player
5.
the state or condition of being obstructed
n.

1530s, from Latin obstructionem (nominative obstructio) “an obstruction, barrier, a building up,” noun of action from past participle stem of obstruere “build up, block, block up, build against, stop, bar, hinder,” from ob “against” (see ob-) + struere “to pile, build” (see structure (n.)).

obstruction ob·struc·tion (əb-strŭk’shən, ŏb-)
n.

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