Definitions for restrict
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word restrict.
restrict, curtail, curb, cut backverb
place restrictions on
"curtail drinking in school"
place under restrictions; limit access to
"This substance is controlled"
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"
make more specific
"qualify these remarks"
To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To limit; to confine. A word scarce English.
Etymology: restrictus, Lat.
In the enumeration of constitutions in this chapter, there is not one that can be limited and restricted by such a distinction, nor can perhaps the same person, in different circumstances, be properly confined to one or the other. Arbuthnot.
In the C programming language, restrict is a keyword, introduced by the C99 standard, that can be used in pointer declarations. By adding this type qualifier, a programmer hints to the compiler that for the lifetime of the pointer, no other pointer will be used to access the object to which it points. This allows the compiler to make optimizations (for example, vectorization) that would not otherwise have been possible. restrict limits the effects of pointer aliasing, aiding optimizations. If the declaration of intent is not followed and the object is accessed by an independent pointer, this will result in undefined behavior.
To restrict means to set particular limits or boundaries, to confine or keep within specific parameters. It can also mean to control or prevent someone or something from performing certain actions or moving beyond certain boundaries. This can be in terms of physical, social, legal, or mental realms.
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.]
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
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.]
Restrict vs. Constrict -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Restrict and Constrict.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'restrict' in Verbs Frequency: #484
The numerical value of restrict in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of restrict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
For politicians who have been preaching to us to restrict our activities, to restrict our social gatherings, to see our elderly loved ones through iPad and glass windows, for them to then ignore the sacrifice of others for their personal pleasure,( it) is hard to articulate how deeply disturbing that is, it truly feels like an insult.
If that piece of membrane is placed on an unusual spot on the infant’s tongue, it may restrict the movement of the tongue.
Typically, they'll go in because credit cards restrict the maximum amount of fuel you can put in a vehicle, which is usually $75, so they'll make anywhere between two and eight transactions at different gas stations in a day, they use one credit card and they pump three times for $75. And then they would go to another gas station and do the same thing.
Restrict high capacity magazines and clips and we say “over my dead body.” Restrict the Body of Christ and we say little to nothing.
These impediments are going to restrict sales - until they figure out a way not to restrict sales.
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