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interference

 
Noun interference has 5 senses
  1. intervention, interference - a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
    --1 is a kind of foreign policy
    Antonyms: nonintervention, noninterference
    Derived form: verb interfere2
  2. hindrance, interference - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
    --2 is a kind of act, human action, human activity
    --2 has particulars:
     frustration, thwarting, foiling; antagonism; obstruction; complication; deterrence; prevention, bar
    Derived form: verb interfere1
  3. noise, interference, disturbance - electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
    --3 is a kind of trouble
    --3 has particulars:
     clutter; background, background signal; crosstalk, XT; fadeout; jitter; static, atmospherics, atmospheric static
  4. blocking, block, interference - (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body; "he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
    --4 is a kind of obstruction
    --4 has particulars: trap block
  5. hindrance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    --5 is a kind of obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
    --5 has particulars: clog; speed bump
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