Definition of hindrance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hindrance

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈhɪndrəns//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a person or thing that makes it more difficult for someone to do something or for something to happen To be honest, she was more of a hindrance than a help. hindrance to something/somebody The high price is a major hindrance to potential buyers.
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) the act of making it more difficult for someone to do something or for something to happen They were able to complete their journey without further hindrance. see also hinder
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