restriction


restriction
[[t]rɪstrɪ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]]
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restrictions
1) N-COUNT: oft N on n A restriction is an official rule that limits what you can do or that limits the amount or size of something.

...the lifting of restrictions on political parties and the news media...

The relaxation of travel restrictions means they are free to travel and work.

2) N-COUNT You can refer to anything that limits what you can do as a restriction.

His parents are trying to make up to him for the restrictions of urban living...

The second restriction upon the president's power is the limited time at his disposal.

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3) See also restrict

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • restriction — [ rɛstriksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1380; restrinction méd. « resserrement » 1314; bas lat. restrictio 1 ♦ Ce qui restreint le développement, la portée de qqch. (condition, exception). Il faut apporter des restrictions à ce principe. Émettre une restriction …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • restriction — re·stric·tion n 1: something that restricts: as a: a regulation that restricts or restrains b: a limitation on the use or enjoyment of property or a facility 2 a: an act of restricting b: the state of being restricted …   Law dictionary

  • restriction — re‧stric‧tion [rɪˈstrɪkʆn] noun [countable] an official rule that limits or controls what people can do or what is allowed to happen: • Construction lending has been badly hit by restrictions on loans. • It plans to relax the tough import… …   Financial and business terms

  • restriction — Restriction. s. f. (L s se prononce.) Condition qui restreint, modification. Mettre, apporter quelque restriction. l edit a esté verifié sans restriction. cette clause porte restriction …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Restriction — Re*stric tion, n. [F. restriction, L. restrictio.] 1. The act of restricting, or state of being restricted; confinement within limits or bounds. [1913 Webster] This is to have the same restriction with all other recreations,that it be made a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • restriction — [ri strik′shən] n. [ME restriccion < MFr restriction < L restrictio] 1. a restricting or being restricted 2. something that restricts; limitation …   English World dictionary

  • restriction — restriction. См. рестрикция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • restriction — (n.) early 15c., from L.L. restrictionem (nom. restrictio) limitation, from pp. stem of L. restringere restrict, bind fast, restrain, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + stringere draw tight (see STRAIN (Cf. strain) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • restriction — [n] limit ball and chain*, bounds, brake, catch, check, circumscription, condition, confinement, constraint, containment, contraction, control, cramp, curb, custody, demarcation, excess baggage*, fine print*, glitch*, grain of salt*, handicap,… …   New thesaurus

  • restriction — Restriction, Modification, Moderatio, siue Praescriptio aut Praescriptum. B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • restriction — ► NOUN 1) a limiting condition or measure. 2) the action of restricting or the state of being restricted …   English terms dictionary