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English definition of “barrier”

barrier

noun [C] (OBSTACLE)    /ˈbær.i.ər/ US  //
B2 anything that prevents people from being together or understanding each other: Despite the language barrier (= not speaking the same language), they soon became good friends. Shyness is one of the biggest barriers to making friends (= something that makes this difficult).Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of barrier noun (OBSTACLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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