Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The action of restricting or the state of being restricted.
  • noun Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of restricting, or the state of being restricted; limitation; confinement within bounds: as, grounds open to the public without restriction.
  • noun That which restricts; a restraint: as, to impose restrictions on trade.
  • noun Reservation; reserve.
  • noun In logic:
  • noun The act of limiting a proposition by a restrictive particle.
  • noun The inference from a universal to a particular proposition, or to one in which the subject is narrower while the predicate remains the same: as, all crows are black, hence some white crows are black. The example illustrates the danger of such inference.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of restricting, or state of being restricted; confinement within limits or bounds.
  • noun That which restricts; limitation; restraint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of restricting, or the state of being restricted.
  • noun A regulation or limitation that restricts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a principle that limits the extent of something
  • noun an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
  • noun the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman restriction, Middle French restriction, and their source, Late Latin restrictio, from Latin restringere.

Examples

  • Indeed, in conformity with the universal law of rhythm, _there has been a change from excess of restriction to deficiency of restriction_.

    Socialism A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles

  • Your main restriction is that you can only move five units per turn, though you will quickly find yourself with more than five groups of soldiers.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • By applying the title restriction you confine your results to articles that have all three words in the title.

    Notes from Dr. RW

  • Without the title restriction PubMed searches throughout the entire citation including the abstract.

    Notes from Dr. RW

  • FWIW, I think the restriction is a disgusting insult to the people who serve in both the military and the Police. on November 8, 2009 at 9: 35 pm Edmund Grinsbrook

    Sunday Post, Ruralshire, England. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Once again the fundamentally illiberal tendencies of this Labour government are revealed and another restriction is available to the Government and its Police Force, to be enforced as and when it might be useful.

    Another law that will not be actively enforced

  • The most famous symbol of this restriction is the new “security fence” still taking shape alongside and east of the Green Line that marks the de facto border of pre-1967 Israel.

    The Checkpoint

  • The most famous symbol of this restriction is the new “security fence” still taking shape alongside and east of the Green Line that marks the de facto border of pre-1967 Israel.

    The Checkpoint

  • The most famous symbol of this restriction is the new “security fence” still taking shape alongside and east of the Green Line that marks the de facto border of pre-1967 Israel.

    The Checkpoint

  • The chief remaining restriction is the one that prevents independent political groups from coordinating their activities with candidates 'campaigns.

    Rep. Peter DeFazio Turns The Tables, Confronts Shadowy Conservative Group Running Attack Ads Against Him (VIDEO)

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