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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hin·drance /ˈhɪndrən(t)s/
 妨害,障礙,阻礙物

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hin·drance n.
 1. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.
 2. That which hinders; an impediment.
    What various hindrances we meet.   --Cowper.
    Something between a hindrance and a help.   --Wordsworth.
 Syn: -- Impediment; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty; interruption; check; delay; restraint.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hindrance
      n 1: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action
           or progress [syn: deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk,
            check, handicap]
      2: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome [syn: hitch,
          preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance,
          interference]
      3: the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding [syn: interference]