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English noun: interference

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


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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