Meaning of INTERFERENCE in English


in ‧ ter ‧ fer ‧ ence /ˌɪntəˈfɪərəns $ -tərˈfɪr-/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

1 . an act of interfering

interference in

I resent his interference in my work.

Industrial relations should be free from state interference.

2 . unwanted noise on the radio, television, or on the telephone, or faults in the television picture

3 . especially American English the act of blocking or touching another player in a sports game, for example by standing in front of them or holding on to them, when you are not supposed to SYN obstruction British English

4 . run interference American English

a) to protect a player who has the ball in American football by blocking players from the opposing team

b) to help someone to achieve something by dealing with people or problems that might cause them trouble

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.