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rɪˈstrɪk ʃənre·stric·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restriction, limitationnoun

    a principle that limits the extent of something

    "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

  2. limitation, restrictionnoun

    an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

  3. restriction, confinementnoun

    the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

    "the restriction of the infection to a focal area"


  1. restrictionnoun

    The act of restricting, or the state of being restricted.

  2. restrictionnoun

    A regulation or limitation that restricts.

  3. Etymology: From restriction, restriction, and their source, restrictio, from restringere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Restrictionnoun

    Confinement; limitation.

    Etymology: restriction, Fr.

    This is to have the same restriction with all other recreations, that it be made a divertisement not a trade. Go. of Ton.

    Iron manufacture, of all others, ought the least to be encouraged in Ireland; or, if it be, it requires the most restriction to certain places. William Temple, Miscellanies.

    All duties are matter of conscience; with this restriction, that a superior obligation suspends the force of an inferior. Roger L'Estrange.

    Each other gift, which God on man bestows,
    Its proper bounds and due restriction knows;
    To one fix’d purpose dedicates its power. Matthew Prior.

    Celsus’s rule, with the proper restrictions, is good for people in health. Arbuthnot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restrictionnoun

    the act of restricting, or state of being restricted; confinement within limits or bounds

  2. Restrictionnoun

    that which restricts; limitation; restraint; as, restrictions on trade

  3. Etymology: [F. restriction, L. restrictio.]


  1. Restriction

    In mathematics, the notion of restriction of a function is defined as follows: If f : E → F is a function from E to F, and A is a subset of E, then the restriction of f to A is the function More generally, the restriction A ◁ R of a binary relation R between E and F may be defined as a relation having domain A, codomain F and graph G = { ∈ G | x ∈ A}. Similarly, one can define a right-restriction or range restriction R ▷ B. The domain anti-restriction of a function or binary relation R by a set A may be defined as ◁ R; it removes all elements of A from the domain E. It is sometimes denoted A ⩤ R. Similarly, the range anti-restriction of a function or binary relation R by a set B is defined as R ▷; it removes all elements of B from the codomain F. It is sometimes denoted R ⩥ B.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. restriction

    A bug or design error that limits a program's capabilities, and which is sufficiently egregious that nobody can quite work up enough nerve to describe it as a feature. Often used (esp. by marketroid types) to make it sound as though some crippling bogosity had been intended by the designers all along, or was forced upon them by arcane technical constraints of a nature no mere user could possibly comprehend (these claims are almost invariably false).Old-time hacker Joseph M. Newcomer advises that whenever choosing a quantifiable but arbitrary restriction, you should make it either a power of 2 or a power of 2 minus 1. If you impose a limit of 107 items in a list, everyone will know it is a random number — on the other hand, a limit of 15 or 16 suggests some deep reason (involving 0- or 1-based indexing in binary) and you will get less flamage for it. Limits which are round numbers in base 10 are always especially suspect.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'restriction' in Nouns Frequency: #1118

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restriction in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restriction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of restriction in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Yun:

    Travel restrictions were a big factor, buyers want to see the property. Any travel restriction or even Covid test requirement, which was only lifted this summer, that is an inconvenience, or a signal to say' stay away.'.

  2. Tony Evers:

    Republicans around the country are attempting to create laws restriction a woman's right to choose and cutting access to women's healthcare. I just vetoed those bills here in Wisconsin.

  3. Josefina Vidal:

    Look back. When have you seen a negative response to the American government removing any type of restriction? what we say is, `Get rid of the excuse and put us to the test!

  4. Steve Vladeck:

    Alone among the conservatives, Chief Justice Roberts calls out the Texas law for what it is -- a transparent attempt not just to undermine Roe, but to make it hard for such a restriction to be blocked, it's a pretty powerful sign that Chief Justice Roberts, at least, is not ready to overrule Roe.

  5. The Chinese diplomat:

    Country-specific and discriminatory restriction measures can not address the concerns on cybersecurity, nor make anyone safe, but only disrupt the global industrial chain, and make the country itself isolated from the application of better technology.

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