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

 ob·struc·tion /əbˈstrʌkʃən, ɑb-/

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

 ob·struc·tion /əbˈstrəkʃən, ɑb-/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 遮斷; 干擾; 障礙物

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·struc·tion n.
 1. The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
 2. That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
    A popular assembly free from obstruction.   --Swift.
 3. The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death. [Poetic]
 To die, and go we know not where,
 To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Obstacle; bar; barrier; impediment; clog; check; hindrance.
 Usage: -- Obstruction, Obstacle. The difference between these words is that indicated by their etymology; an obstacle is something standing in the way; an obstruction is something put in the way.  Obstacle implies more fixedness and is the stronger word.  We remove obstructions; we surmount obstacles.
    Disparity in age seems a greater obstacle to an intimate friendship than inequality of fortune.   --Collier.
    The king expected to meet with all the obstructions and difficulties his enraged enemies could lay in his way.   --Clarendon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any structure that makes progress difficult [syn: obstructor,
            obstructer, impediment, impedimenta]
      2: the state or condition of being obstructed [syn: blockage]
      3: something immaterial that stands in the way and must be
         circumvented or surmounted; "lack of immagination is an
         obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district
         is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a
         major obstruction to the success of their plan" [syn: obstacle]
      4: the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
      5: getting in someone's way