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Definition 1: the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for interference in the sense of this definition

(interference is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of interference ) an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

(... is a kind of interference ) (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure

(... is a kind of interference ) the act of obstructing

"obstruction of justice"

(... is a kind of interference ) the act or process of complicating

(... is a kind of interference ) the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety

(... is a kind of interference ) the act of preventing

"there was no bar against leaving" "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

Definition 2: (American football) blocking a player's path with your body - [noun denoting act]

Samples where interference or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ran interference for the quarterback

(interference is a kind of ...) the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

(interference belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 3: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for interference in the sense of this definition

(interference is a kind of ...) any structure that makes progress difficult

(... is a kind of interference ) any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

(... is a kind of interference ) a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway

Definition 4: a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for interference in the sense of this definition

(interference is a kind of ...) a policy governing international relations

Definition 5: electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for interference in the sense of this definition

(interference is a kind of ...) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

(... is a kind of interference ) unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen

(... is a kind of interference ) extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured

"they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"

(... is a kind of interference ) the presence of an unwanted signal via an accidental coupling

(... is a kind of interference ) a gradual temporary loss of a transmitted signal due to electrical disturbances

(... is a kind of interference ) small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources

(... is a kind of interference ) a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference

(... is a kind of interference ) a noise produced by a stimulus containing all of the audible frequencies of vibration

"white noise is a good masking agent"

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