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obstruction

Politics delay of business, esp in a legislature by means of procedural devices
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obstruction

[əb′strək·shən]
(medicine)
Occlusion or stenosis of hollow viscera, ducts, and vessels.
(navigation)
Anything that hinders or prevents movement, particularly anything that endangers or prevents passage of a vessel or aircraft; usually refers to an isolated danger to navigation, such as a submerged rock or pinnacle in the case of marine navigation, and a tower, tall building, mountain peak, and so forth, in the case of air navigation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

obstruction

obstruction
Obstructions are marked by orange and white colours as well as by lights.
An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain that is hazardous to an aircraft if the obstruction is on or near the runway or in the flight path. For purposes of certification, an object becomes an obstruction if its height is 35 ft (10.7 m) or 50 ft (15 m).
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The DILG chief pointed out that 139,959 meters of road and 52,831 m of sidewalk in the National Capital Region have been cleared of obstructions since he issued on July 29 a memorandum circular setting the 60-day road-clearing deadline for all local government units nationwide.
In Metro Manila, the Marikina mayor said 30 percent of roads and sidewalks are clogged because of various types of obstructions.
Ano gave the Metro Manila mayors 60 days to clear their respective cities of obstructions, and to ensure that their streets are safe and clean for the public.
"We have a first conviction, at least it proves that they committed obstruction, they concealed, they lied," Carmina said in a mix of English and Filipino.
Mueller declined to say in his 448-page report whether Trump should be charged with obstruction of justice.
The aim of our study was to evaluate the causes of development of obstruction after stoma surgery.
Management of a large-bowel obstruction varies depending on the etiology.
Between September 2013 and June 2016, 16 patients with acute lower bowel and right colonic obstruction (subtotal or total obstruction) were included in this study, with the following inclusion criteria: (i) the acute lower bowel and right colonic obstruction were confirmed to be colon carcinoma by enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan or endoscopy; (ii) the occlusion site was located at hepatic or splenic flexure colon; and (iii) single mass was considered as the cause of lower bowel and right colonic obstruction.
Results: There were 3454 adult cases of nasal obstruction consented for research.
The mechanical causes of obstruction are numerous like adhesions, hernias, tumors, granulomatous diseases, intussusceptions, volvulus, impacted faeces, worms and many other rare causes.
Earlier on June 22, the court directed the Ministry of Defence and the CDA to remove obstructions and open a road near ISI HQ.
Etiologies of nasal obstruction consist of inflammatory and anatomic contributors.