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in·ter·fer·ence

interference

 
pronunciation:
In tr fi rns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of disturbing or getting in the way of something.
Without my little brother's interference, I would be finished with my project by now.
definition 2: the act or an instance of getting involved in an unwanted or prohibited way.
She didn't want anybody's interference in her wedding plans.The large country was accused of interference in its small neighbor's affairs.
definition 3: illegally getting in the way of a ball or opposing player in a sporting event.
The referee charged him with interference when he pushed the receiver who was trying to catch the ball.
definition 4: static that makes a radio or TV signal not clear.
There was too much interference for us to hear our favorite program.
derivation: interferential (adj.)