Meaning of OBSTRUCTION in English
/euhb struk"sheuhn/ , n.
1. something that obstructs, blocks, or closes up with an obstacle or obstacles; obstacle or hindrance: obstructions to navigation.
2. an act or instance of obstructing.
3. the state of being obstructed.
4. the delaying or preventing of business before a deliberative body, esp. a legislative group, by parliamentary contrivances.
[ 1525-35; obstruction- (s. of obstructio ) barrier. See OBSTRUCT, -ION ]
Syn. 1. barrier, bar, impediment. See obstacle. 3. stoppage.
Ant. 1, 3. encouragement.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012