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Blocking may refer to:

Telecommunications and computing[edit]

Theatre and film[edit]




  • Blocking (linguistics), where the existence of a competing form blocks the application of a morphological process
  • Blocking (textile arts), the process of stretching a knitted garment into shape while wet or using steam
  • Blocking (transport), the process of dividing a transit schedule into parts that can be operated by a single vehicle.
  • Blocking (statistics), in the design of experiments, the arranging of experimental units in groups (blocks) which are similar to one another
  • Blocking, a process to prevent unwanted binding of antibody to the membrane in the western blot technique
  • Blocking (construction), horizontal boards placed between wall studs to facilitate hardware attachment
  • Atmospheric blocking, large scale stationary pressure cells in meteorology

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