interference interference  /ˌɪn tər ˈfɪ rəns/


  1. (n) a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  2. (n) the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
  3. (n) electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
  4. (n) (American football) blocking a player's path with your body
  5. (n) any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome


  1. In the meantime, if not for the sake of technical interference, think about the other reasons people don't yap away on their mobiles in critical areas.
  2. If this vital precipitation were ever cut off by man's interference with such storms, the results might be ruinous for farmers, industry and drinking-water supplies.
  3. Radio astronomers want it kept clear of all interference so that they can listen in peace to the whispering radio waves that come across it from the depths of space.


  1. Cubs don't expect repercussions from Castro's comment

    ST. LOUIS — The Chicago Cubs don’t expect any repercussions from the Cardinals tonight regarding Starlin Castro’s postgame comment Tuesday on the game-ending interference call resulting from Shane Robinson’s takeout slide.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. National Press Club: AP CEO Gary Pruitt on press freedom

    Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt speaks at the National Press Club about government interference in newsgathering. Last month the AP revealed that the Justice Department had obtained records of 21 of the work and personal phone numbers of AP reporters. Pruitt is a First Amendment lawyer.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Minnesota Public Radio

  3. China's aggressive tactics turning off Asian neighbors

    Not long ago, China was the darling of its less powerful Asian neighbors with its growing economic importance and a policy of non-interference in external affairs that contrasted with bellicose U.S. foreign policy after 9/11. But a recent series of incidents has raised individual and collective concerns from India on one side to Japan and the Philippines on the other.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes


  1. "Political interference will be dealt with by FIFA notwithstanding what kind of interference and what is the size of the country," Blatter told the media in Johannesburg last Wednesday, in reaction to the news from Nigeria .
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: The Zimbabwean

  2. "American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road, and its next rulers must limit their interference to their own borders," Ahmadinejad said.
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Turkey is building up forces on the border. There are 140,000 soldiers fully armed on the border. We are against any military interference or violation of Iraqi sovereignty," Zebari said during a news conference in Baghdad.
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: Hoshyar Zebari Source: International Herald Tribune

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