**Mathematics**

- Aschbacher block of a finite group
- Block design, a kind of set system in combinatorial mathematics
- Block (permutation group theory)
- Block of a ring, a centrally primitive idempotent or the ideal it generates
- Block in modular representation theory
- In graph theory, a maximally 2-connected subgraph or a bridge with its endvertices
- Blocks are the elements of a block matrix

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