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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hindrance  \Hin"drance\,  n.  [See  {Hinder},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  hindering,  or  the  state  of  being  hindered. 
 
  2.  That  which  hinders;  an  impediment. 
 
  What  various  hindrances  we  meet  --Cowper. 
 
  Something  between  a  hindrance  and  a  help. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  Syn:  Impediment;  obstruction;  obstacle;  difficulty; 
  interruption;  check;  delay;  restraint. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hindrance 
  n  1:  something  immaterial  that  interferes  with  or  delays  action 
  or  progress  [syn:  {deterrent},  {impediment},  {handicap}] 
  2:  something  that  impedes  or  is  burdensome  [syn:  {hitch},  {preventive}, 
  {preventative},  {encumbrance},  {incumbrance},  {interference}] 
  3:  the  act  of  hindering  or  obstructing  or  impeding  [syn:  {interference}, 
  {interfering}] 




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