what is difference between hindrance and interference
- hinderance (archaic)
- hindraunce (obsolete)
From hinder + -ance
hindrance (plural hindrances)
- Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
- High-heeled shoes may be fashionable, but they can also be a hindrance to walking.
- The state or act of hindering something
- Your hindrance of this process will not be tolerated.
- See also Thesaurus:hindrance
From interfere + -ence. The sense in physics was likely introduced by Thomas Young, which he used as early as 1802 in a paper in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
- IPA(key): /ˌɪntəɹˈfiɹɨns/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɪntəˈfiɹəns/
interference (countable and uncountable, plural interferences)
- The act of interfering with something, or something that interferes.
- (sports) The illegal obstruction of an opponent in some ball games.
- They were glued to the TV, as the referee called out a fifteen yard penalty for interference.
- (physics) An effect caused by the superposition of two systems of waves.
- A distortion on a broadcast signal due to atmospheric or other effects.
- They wanted to watch the game on TV, but there was too much interference to even make out the score on the tiny screen.
- (US, law) In United States patent law, an inter partes proceeding to determine the priority issues of multiple patent applications; a priority contest.
- (chess) The interruption of the line between an attacked piece and its defender by sacrificially interposing a piece.
- (linguistics) The situation where a person who knows two languages inappropriately transfers lexical items or structures from one to the other.