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English noun: interference

1. interference (communication) a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries


Synonymsintervention


Broader (hypernym)foreign policy


Antonymsnoninterference, nonintervention

2. interference (act) the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding


Synonymshinderance, hindrance


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


Narrower (hyponym)antagonism, bar, complication, deterrence, foiling, frustration, obstruction, prevention, thwarting

3. interference (event) electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication


Synonymsdisturbance, noise


Broader (hypernym)trouble


Narrower (hyponym)atmospheric static, atmospherics, background, background signal, clutter, crosstalk, fadeout, jitter, static, white noise, XT

4. interference (act) (American football) blocking a player's path with your body


SamplesHe ran interference for the quarterback.


Broader (hypernym)block, blocking


Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game

5. interference (artifact) any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome


Synonymsencumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, preventative, preventive


Broader (hypernym)impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor


Narrower (hyponym)clog, speed bump









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