barrier

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Singular
barrier

Plural
barriers

  1. (countable) A barrier is something that stops passage; it does not allow anything to get through it.
    The barrier across the road stopped traffic from getting past it.
  2. (countable) A barrier is an obstacle; it is something to prevents progress.
    The bug in the code was a barrier to us completing the project on time.
  3. (countable) A barrier is a boundary or limit.
    The wall surrounding the jail was a barrier to all those who want to get out.

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