Deutsch: Block / Español: Bloque / Français: Block / Italiano: Blocco

The term block may refer to the following:

  • an administrative division or sub-division of a city or country, whose exact defintion and/or area may vary from place to place
  • License block, a geographically defined area for the purposes of prospecting, exploration and mining, or the extraction of natural resources by other means
  • a perforated or vented box, usually made of plastic or metal, for tissue processing
  • Nerve block (or regional nerve blockade), a deliberate interruption of signals traveling along the nerve, usually for the purpose of pain relief
  • a set of adjacent groups in the periodic table of elements
  • Block (also blocking high, blocking anticyclones), in meteorology, large-scale patterns in the atmospheric pressure field that may remain near stationary for days or weeks, causing affected areas to experience the same kind of weather for the duration, and also effectively block or redirect migratory cyclones
  • Fault block, a large geological area, usually composed of rock and possibly up to hundreds of kilometers in size, created by tectonic and other stresses in the Earth's crust
  • Aschbacher block, a subgroup in mathematical finite group theory
  • Block design, a set together with a family of subsets in combinatorial mathematics whose members are chosen to satisfy a set of properties deemed as useful for a particular application
  • Block matrix (or partitioned matrix), a matrix in mathematics that is interpreted as having been broken into sections called blocks or submatrices
  • a technical measure intended to restrict access to information or resources on the Internet
  • a section of code, consisting of one or more declarations and statements, which is grouped together
  • Block (or physical record), a sequence of bytes or bits in computing and/or telecommunications, specifically data storage and transmission, with a maximum length or block size
  • Blocks, non-standard extensions for Apple Inc.'s implementations of C, C++ and Objective-C programming languages
  • Block-level element (or block element), a type of element in HTML that has a rectangular structure and spans the entire width of its parent element
  • Unicode block, a named contiguous range of code points in Unicode
  • Block Elements, a Unicode block containing square block characters and symbols of various fill and shading
  • Block artifact, a type of compression artifact resulting from lossy data compression of an image or video file
  • Block (short for blocked shot), in basketball, a defensive player's legal deflection of a field goal attempt from an offensive player
  • Starting block, in sport swimming, a raised platform at the end of a pool from where swimmers begin a race
  • Starting block, devices in track and field and sport cycling used to brace or hold a competitor's feet or bicycle in place at the start of a race
  • Wood block (also woodblock, clog box, tap box), a type of percussion instrument made from a single piece of wood
  • Block Entertainment, a US record label
  • Blocks Recording Club, a Canadian musicans' co-operative and record label
  • Jamie Block (a.k.a Block), an American anti-folk musician
  • Stephanie J. Block, an American actress and singer
  • Maria Luisa "Malú" Block, a Mexican artist and patron of the arts
  • Lawrence Block, an American author
  • Francesca Lia Block, an American author
  • Walter Block, an American author, editor and economist
  • Mark Block, an American political strategist
  • Ned Block, an American philosopher
  • Ken Block, an American professional rally driver
  • Herbert Lawrence Block (a.k.a. Herblock), an American editorial and political cartoonist
  • Block, an unincorporated community in Campbell County, Tennessee in the US
  • a type of single or multiple pulley used in sailing
  • Concrete masonry unit (also concrete brick, concrete block, cement block, besser block, breeze block, hollow block, cinder block), a large rectangular brick used in construction
  • Cylinder block (also engine block), the main part of an internal combustion engine
  • Block heater, a device used to pre-heat an internal combustion engine in order to facilitate starting
  • Hat block (also hat form, bashing block), a wooden form used by hat makers or milliners to produce hats
  • Postage stamp block, a group of four or more attached or unseparated stamps
  • Toy blocks (also building blocks, building bricks), a type of construction toy made of wood, plastic, or foam
  • Tower block (also high-rise, residential tower, apartment tower, office tower, apartment block), a high-rise building or structure used as a residential or office building

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