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Block or blocked may refer to:

Arts, entertainment and media



Broadcasting

* Block programming, the result of a programming strategy in broadcasting * W242BX, a radio station licensed to Greenville, South Carolina, United States known as ''96.3 the Block '' * WQNC, a radio station licensed to Harrisburg, North Carolina, United States, branded as ''92.7 The Block'' * Blocked (''The Flash''), an episode of the television series ''The Flash''

Music

* Block Entertainment, a record label * Blocks Recording Club, a record label * Woodblock (instrument), a small piece of slit drum made from one piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument

Toys

* Toy block, one of a set of wooden or plastic pieces, of various shapes * Unit block, a type of standardized wooden toy block for children

Building and construction

* Breeze block, cinder block or cement block, a concrete masonry unit for building * Compressed earth block, a building block or unit for construction * Tower block, a high-rise building

Land subdivisions

* Block (district subdivision), administrative region in some South Asian countries * Block (rural Australia), a small agricultural landholding * City block, the smallest area that is surrounded by streets * License block, a geographically defined area for the purpose of the extraction of natural resources

Places

* Block, Illinois, an unincorporated community, US * Block, Kansas, an unincorporated community, US * Block, Tennessee, an unincorporated community, US * Block Island, an island in the state of Rhode Island, US

Science and technology

* Block (periodic table), a set of adjacent groups in the periodic table * Block (meteorology), large-scale patterns in the atmospheric pressure field * Fault block, a geologic zone or geologic province

Computing

* Block (blockchain), a segment of an open list of data records * Block (data storage), the practice of storing electronic data in equally sized units * Block (Internet), technical measures to restrict users' access to certain internet resources * Block (programming), a group of declarations and statements treated as a unit * Block (telecommunications), a unit of data transmission * Block artifact, a type of distortion in a compressed image * Block-level element, in the HTML markup language * Blocks (C language extension), an extension to the C programming language designed to support parallel programming * Unicode block, a named range of codepoints in Unicode ** Block Elements, a Unicode block of block-shaped characters

Engineering

* Engine block and cylinder block, the main part of an internal combustion engine * Block (sailing), a single or multiple pulley used on sailboats

Medicine

* Nerve block, or regional nerve blockade, any deliberate interruption of signals traveling along a nerve, often for the purpose of pain relief ** Local anesthetic nerve block (sometimes referred to as simply "nerve block"), a short-term block ** Neurolytic block, the deliberate temporary degeneration of nerve fibers to produce a block that may persist for weeks, months, or indefinitely ** Neurectomy, the cutting through or removal of a nerve or a section of a nerve, which usually produces a permanent block * Third-degree atrioventricular block (AV block), a medical condition

Mathematics

* Block (permutation group theory) * Block, in modular representation theory * Block, in graph theory, is a biconnected component, a maximal biconnected subgraph of a graph * Aschbacher block of a finite group * Block design, a kind of set system in combinatorial mathematics * Block matrix * Block of a ring, a centrally primitive idempotent or the ideal it generates

Sports

* Block (basketball), when a defensive player legally deflects a shot * Blocking (martial arts) * Starting blocks, devices used by sprinters to assist in preventing their feet from slipping as they break into a run * Block (cricket), when a batsman deflects the ball to avoid getting out * The Block (basketball), a defensive play in game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals

Transportation

* Block number, a system to differentiate between groups of aircraft of the same type with minor variants * Signalling block system, a way of controlling train movement

People

* Block (musician) (Jamie Block), an anti-folk musician based in New York, US

Other uses

* Block letters (also known as printscript, manuscript, print writing, or ball and stick in academics), a sans-serif (or "Gothic") style of writing * Block party (also known as street party), a community social event * Block scheduling, a type of academic scheduling * Hat block, or block shaper, a wooden block carved into the shape of a hat by a craftsman * Postage stamp block, an attached group of postage stamps

See also

* * * * The Block (disambiguation) * Bloc (disambiguation) * Blockade (disambiguation) * Blockbuster (disambiguation) * Blocker (disambiguation) * Blocking (disambiguation) {{disambiguation|surname