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blocking

[blok-ing] /ˈblɒk ɪŋ/
noun, Carpentry.
1.
a number of small pieces of wood for filling interstices, or for spacing, joining, or reinforcing members.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; block + -ing1
Related forms
nonblocking, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nonblocking

blocking

/ˈblɒkɪŋ/
noun
1.
(electronics) the interruption of anode current in a valve because of the application of a high negative voltage to the grid
2.
internal congestion in a communication system that prevents the transmission of information
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Word Origin and History for nonblocking

blocking

n.

1630s, verbal noun from present participle of block (v.). By 1891 in U.S. football; by 1961 in theater.

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