What does Constraint mean?

Definitions for Constraintkənˈstreɪnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Constraint.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. constraint, restraint(noun)

    the state of being physically constrained

    "dogs should be kept under restraint"

  2. restraint, constraint(noun)

    a device that retards something's motion

    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

  3. constraint(noun)

    the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others


  1. constraint(Noun)

    Something that constrains.

  2. constraint(Noun)

    A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constraint(noun)

    the act of constraining, or the state of being constrained; that which compels to, or restrains from, action; compulsion; restraint; necessity


  1. Constraint

    In mathematics, a constraint is a condition that a solution to an optimization problem is required by the problem itself to satisfy. There are two types of constraints: equality constraints and inequality constraints. The set of candidate solutions that satisfy all constraints is called the feasible set.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. constraint

    In the context of joint operation planning, a requirement placed on the command by a higher command that dictates an action, thus restricting freedom of action. See also operational limitation; restraint.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Constraint' in Nouns Frequency: #1532


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constraint in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constraint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roger K. Summit:

    Make profit a constraint, not an objective.

  2. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey:

    It's staying. It's a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity.

  3. Eric Lee:

    The fact is, it's hard to know what the constraint is, at least without extremely distressed pricing.

  4. Robin Bhar:

    IP and fixed asset investment missed the consensus so that was a dampener and put a bit of constraint on the metals.

  5. Phin Ziebell:

    The lack of required phytosanitary agreements are a huge constraint for higher growth, these agreements can take many years to obtain.

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