Hinderance vs. Hindrance - What's the difference?


  • Hinderance

    Archaic spelling of hindrance.

  • Hindrance

    See also: intramolecular forces Steric effects are nonbonding interactions that influence the shape (conformation) and reactivity of ions and molecules. Steric effects complement electronic effects, which usually dictate shape and reactivity. Steric effects result from repulsive forces between overlapping electron clouds. Steric effects are widely exploited in applied and academic chemistry.


  • Hinderance (noun)

    archaic spelling of hindrance

  • Hindrance (noun)

    Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.

    "High-heeled shoes may be fashionable, but they can also be a hindrance to walking."

  • Hindrance (noun)

    The state or act of hindering something

    "Your hindrance of this process will not be tolerated."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Hindrance (noun)

    a thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone

    "a hindrance to the development process"

    "the visitor can wander around without hindrance"

Webster Dictionary

  • Hinderance (noun)

    Same as Hindrance.

  • Hindrance (noun)

    The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.

  • Hindrance (noun)

    That which hinders; an impediment.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Hindrance (noun)

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

  • Hindrance (noun)

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

  • Hindrance (noun)

    the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding



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