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

 in·hi·bi·tion /ˌɪnhəˈbɪʃən, ˌɪnə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·hi·bi·tion /ˌɪn(h)əˈbɪʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·hi·bi·tion n.
 1. The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.
 2. Physiol. A stopping or checking of an already present action; a restraining of the function of an organ, or an agent, as a digestive fluid or enzyme, etc.; as, the inhibition of the respiratory center by the pneumogastric nerve; the inhibition of reflexes, etc.
 3. Law A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable
           thoughts or desires [syn: suppression]
      2: the quality of being inhibited
      3: (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or
         prevent the functioning of an organ or part; "the
         inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"
      4: the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an
         instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition
         in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic
         beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance" [syn: prohibition,