Block

A pulley or set of pulleys.
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A region of the periodic table that corresponds to the type of subshell (s, p, d, or f) being filled during the Aufbau construction of electron configurations.
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block

(blok) obstruction. to cause an obstruction. regional anesthesia. heart block.
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(from the article `building construction`) The Egyptians were able to move blocks weighing up to 1,000,000 kilograms from quarries to distant building sites. This was an amazing ... Structural masonry walls are also used in this building type, primarily in multistory buildings, where they offer greater load-bearing capacity and ... ...
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(from the article `gasoline engine`) The main structural member of all automotive engines is a cylinder block that usually extends upward from the centre line of the main support for the ... On most engines the cylinders are smoothly finished holes in the main structural component of the engine that is known as the block, which is ... ...
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(from the article `Precambrian time`) ...across, that may contain either greenstone-granite belts or granulite-gneiss belts or both. These regions are variously designated in different ... The vast majority of tectonic basins and valleys is produced by an extension of the Earth`s crust and the subsequent dropping of a block of crust ......
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[n] - a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides 2. [n] - (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted 3. [n] - a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings 4. [n] - a number or quantity of related things dealt ...
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Block

• (v. t.) The solid piece of wood on which condemned persons lay their necks when they are beheaded. • (n.) To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; -- used both of persons and things; -- often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor. • (v. t.) The p...
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block

verb shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; `The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage`; `The trees obstruct my view of the mountains`
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mental block noun an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension; `I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block`
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Block

[basketball] In basketball, a block (short for blocked shot), not to be confused with blocking, occurs when a defensive player legally deflects a field goal attempt from an offensive player. The defender must not touch the offensive player`s hands or otherwise a foul is called. In order to be legal, the block must occur while the shot is tr...
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Block

[data storage] In computing (specifically data transmission and data storage), a block, sometimes called a physical record, is a sequence of bytes or bits, usually containing some whole number of records, having a maximum length, a block size. Data thus structured are said to be blocked. The process of putting data into blocks is called blo...
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Block

[district subdivision] A block is an administrative division of some South Asian countries. In the United States it is a synonym for a city block, which refers to a small part of a city or town. ==Bhutan== In Bhutan, a block is called a gewog. It is essentially for oil a group of villages. Gewogs are official administrative units of Bhutan....
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[Internet] On the Internet, a block is a technical measure intended to restrict access to information or resources. Blocking may be implemented by the owners of computers using software. Some countries such as China and Singapore block access to certain news information. In the United States, the Children`s Internet Protection Act requires ...
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Block

[periodic table] A block of the periodic table of elements is a set of adjacent groups. The term appears to have been first used (in French) by Charles Janet. The respective highest-energy electrons in each element in a block belong to the same atomic orbital type. Each block is named after its characteristic orbital; thus, the blocks are: ...
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Block

[permutation group theory] In mathematics and group theory, a block system for the action of a group G on a set X is a partition of X that is ``G``-invariant. In terms of the associated equivalence relation on X, G-invariance means that for all g in G and all x, y in X. The action of G on X determines a natural action of G on any block syst...
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Block

[programming] In computer programming, a block is a section of code which is grouped together. Blocks consist of one or more declarations and statements. A programming language that permits the creation of blocks, including blocks nested within other blocks, is called a block-structured programming language. Blocks are fundamental to struct...
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Block

[sailing] In sailing, a block is a single or multiple pulley. One or a number of sheaves are enclosed in an assembly between cheeks or chocks. In use, a block is fixed to the end of a line, to a spar, or to a surface. A line (rope) is reeved through the sheaves, and maybe through one or more matching blocks at some far end, to make up a tac...
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[telecommunications] In telecommunications a block is one of: A block transfer attempt is a coordinated sequence of user and telecommunication system activities undertaken to effect transfer of an individual block from a source user to a destination user. A block transfer attempt begins when the first bit of the block crosses the functional...
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Block noun [ Middle English blok ; confer French bloc (fr. Old High German ), D. & Danish blok , Swedish & German block , Old High German bloch . There is also an Old High German bloch , biloh ; bi by + the same root as that of English lock...
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Block transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Blocked ; present participle & verbal noun Blocking .] [ Confer French bloquer , from bloc block. See Block , noun ] 1. To obstruc...
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Block

1. (also 'block shot, push') a shot that is pushed (to the right for a right-handed player), usually
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Block

1. A defensive shot;
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block

1. to slow or disrupt the progress of another cyclist, to disrupt the chase of a breakaway. 2. a cassette or multi-speed freewheel.
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A block is a head- or chin-shaped item used in wig making and wig dressing. There are two different types: malleable blocks, which are made from cork-filled canvas and used to wash, set and dress postiche, and solid wooden blocks, used in wig making. Both types of block come in two different shapes: head-shaped (used for wigs) or chin-shaped (for f...
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