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rɪˈstrɪktre·strict

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrict, curtail, curb, cut backverb

    place restrictions on

    "curtail drinking in school"

  2. restrictverb

    place under restrictions; limit access to

    "This substance is controlled"

  3. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleverb

    place limits on (extent or access)

    "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

  4. qualify, restrictverb

    make more specific

    "qualify these remarks"

Wiktionary

  1. restrictverb

    To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.

    Etymology: From restrictus, perfect passive participle of restringo, from re- + stringo.

  2. restrictverb

    To consider (a function) as defined on a subset of its original domain.

    If we restrict sine to uE000158734uE001, we can define its inverse.

    Etymology: From restrictus, perfect passive participle of restringo, from re- + stringo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restrictadjective

    restricted

    Etymology: [L. restrictus, p. p. of restringere. See Restrain.]

  2. Restrictverb

    to restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet

    Etymology: [L. restrictus, p. p. of restringere. See Restrain.]

Freebase

  1. restrict

    In the C programming language, as of the C99 standard, restrict is a keyword that can be used in pointer declarations. The restrict keyword is a declaration of intent given by the programmer to the compiler. It says that for the lifetime of the pointer, only it or a value directly derived from it will be used to access the object to which it points. This limits the effects of pointer aliasing, aiding caching optimizations. If the declaration of intent is not followed and the object is accessed by an independent pointer, this will result in undefined behavior. The use of the restrict keyword in C, in principle, allows non-obtuse C to achieve the same performance as the same program written in Fortran.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Restrict

    rē-strikt′, v.t. to limit: to confine: to repress: to attach limitations.—adv. Restric′tedly.—n. Restric′tion, act of restricting: limitation: confinement.—adj. Restric′tive, having the power or tendency to restrict: astringent.—adv. Restric′tively.—n. Restric′tiveness, the state or quality of being restrictive. [Restrain.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'restrict' in Verbs Frequency: #484

Anagrams for restrict »

  1. stricter

  2. critters

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restrict in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restrict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of restrict in a Sentence

  1. Jen Psaki:

    The short-term impact of oil prices on Iran may be blunted by sanctions that already restrict the government's access to oil revenue held outside of Iran.

  2. Alexandra Phelan:

    This essentially serves as a call to the international community that they have to step up appropriate financial and technical support, those restrictions would actually restrict the flow of goods and health care workers into affected countries so they are counter-productive.

  3. Radhika Lakshmi:

    Our society needs to understand and accept the need for emotional and even physical support at any age. This stigma( of late life companionship) has been running in the society for so long but with time it will hopefully change, we didn't want to restrict her life or happiness because of what society thinks. Why should anybody have that right ?

  4. Jeb Bush:

    What we can't do is restrict the rights of law abiding citizens, i actually think people packin' is part of the answer.

  5. Vice Mayor Li Shixiang:

    Beijing wants to restrict the population to no more than 23 million by 2020.

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