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rɪˈstrɪktre·strict

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrict, curtail, curb, cut back(verb)

    place restrictions on

    "curtail drinking in school"

  2. restrict(verb)

    place under restrictions; limit access to

    "This substance is controlled"

  3. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)

    place limits on (extent or access)

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

  4. qualify, restrict(verb)

    make more specific

    "qualify these remarks"

Wiktionary

  1. restrict(Verb)

    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. restrict(Verb)

    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. Restrict(adj)

    restricted

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

  2. Restrict(verb)

    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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Numerology

  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. Alexandra Phelan:

    Those restrictions would actually restrict the flow of goods and health care workers into affected countries so they are counter-productive.

  2. Ron Wyden:

    If politicians want to restrict the First Amendment or eliminate the tools with which much of the world communicates in real time, they should understand they are also taking away the tools that bear witness to government brutality, war crimes, corporate lawlessness and incidents of racial bias.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    I find it ridiculous that in response to an ISIS terror attack, the Democrats go on high dudgeon that we've got to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, this is not a gun control issue, this is a terrorism issue.

  4. Zayar Lwin:

    I think the laws which restrict people's right to demonstrate for what they want should not exist.

  5. President Donald Trump:

    We have seen dramatically fewer cases of the virus in the United States than are now present in Europe, the European Union failed to take the same precautions and restrict travel from China and other hot spots. As a result, a large number of new clusters in the United States were seeded by travelers from Europe.

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