barrier

  1. a structure or object that impedes free movement
  2. any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
  3. anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access

Barrier

A barrier or barricade is a physical structure which blocks or impedes something. Barrier may also refer to: ==Physical== ===Roadway=== ===Crowd and noise control=== ===Flood control by flood barriers=== ===Defensive=== ==Barriers in science== ==Other uses== ==Places== ==In fiction== ...
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Barrier

Any obstruction to the spread of fire. Typically an area or strip devoid of combustible fuel.
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Barrier

• (n.) A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy. • (n.) An any obstruction; anything which hinders approach or attack. • (n.) A fortress or fortified town, on the frontier of a country, commanding an avenue of approach. • (n.) A fence or railing to mark the limits of a plac...
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Barrier

(Also, Tape) A starting device used in steeple chasing consisting of an elastic band stretched across the racetrack which retracts when released.
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barrier

(bar´e-әr) an obstruction. a partition between two fluid compartments in the body. a covering used to prevent contact with body fluids.
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barrier

(control) transformer whose output variable is equal to the input variable during trouble-free operation and which limits certain variables (variable quantities) (not necessarily the signals themselves) to permissible values in the event of a malfunction
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Barrier

(fault) An area of fault surface that is resistant to slip because of geometrical or structural changes.
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Barrier

1. Any impediment to the international movement of goods, services, capital, or other factors of production. Most commonly a trade barrier. 2. An entry barrier.
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barrier

noun a structure or object that impedes free movement
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Barrier

[computer science] In parallel computing, a barrier is a type of synchronization method. A barrier for a group of threads or processes in the source code means any thread/process must stop at this point and cannot proceed until all other threads/processes reach this barrier. Many collective routines and directive-based parallel languages im...
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barrier

[Noun] Anything that blocks, stops or holds back something or someone.
Example: A barrier was set up to stop the traffic using the main street during the street party. Kay's lack of fitness was a real barrier to her success in the cycle ride.
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Barrier

[video game] Barrier is a maze arcade game using vector graphics released by Vectorbeam in 1979. In this very basic game, players move a small triangle around on the grid, while attempting to avoid the diamonds that are also moving around on the grid. Reaching the end of the grid teleports the player back to the front of the grid to gain po...
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Barrier

Bar'ri·er noun [ Middle English barrere , barere , French barrière , from barre bar. See Bar , noun ] 1. (Fort.) A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy. 2. A...
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Barrier

A barrier is something, either real or immaterial, that obstructs or prevents one thing from accessing another thing. A fence is a barrier in that it obstructs people from accessing what is on the opposite side of the fence. A cattle grid is a barrier to cloven-hooved animals, precenting their passage over the grid, while allowing vehicles and othe...
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barrier

A fence, wall or railing to prevent passage or approach.
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Barrier

A structure installed to protect an environmentally sensitive area. A barrier can be hard (fence); live (planted); a combination of hard and live; or a terrain feature (berm). A barrier can be physical (obstructing passage) or psychological (deterring access).
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Barrier

An obstacle which prevents a given policy instrument or strategy being implemented, or limits its implementation in some way. A constraint is similar
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barrier

an obstruction.
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barrier

An obstruction. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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barrier

Another term for the mobile barrier. A barrier may also refer to the position a horse has drawn in a mobile event.
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Barrier

Any material or system that blocks or reduces the transmitted sound level as it passes through the material. A poor barrier material will provide a transmission loss TL < 10 dB, whereas a good material will have a TL > 20 dB for partial height barriers and TL > 50 dB for full height barriers, at the frequencies of interest. Both STC and ...
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Barrier

Any obstruction to the spread of fire. Typically an area or strip devoid of combustible fuel.
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Barrier

HMS Barrier was a British Barricade Class boom defence vessel of 730 tons displacement launched in 1938. HMS Barrier had a top speed of 11.75 knots and carried a complement of 32. She was armed with a 3-inch anti-aircraft gun.
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Barrier

Is the threshold for an option feature to become active or inactive depending on the specifications. It also refers to a variety of option which has a barrier feature.
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