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restriction

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noun re·stric·tion \ri-ˈstrik-shən\

Simple Definition of restriction

  • : a law or rule that limits or controls something

  • : the act of limiting or controlling something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of restriction

  1. 1 :  something that restricts: as a :  a regulation that restricts or restrains <restrictions for hunters> b :  a limitation on the use or enjoyment of property or a facility

  2. 2 :  an act of restricting :  the condition of being restricted

Examples of restriction in a sentence

  1. Building in that area came with some restrictions.

  2. They placed restrictions on smoking indoors.

  3. They will lift export restrictions.

  4. illegal restriction of free speech



Origin of restriction

Middle English restriccioun, from Anglo-French restriction, from Late Latin restriction-, restrictio, from Latin restringere


First Known Use: 15th century


RESTRICTION Defined for Kids

restriction

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noun re·stric·tion \ri-ˈstrik-shən\

Definition of restriction for Students

  1. 1 :  something (as a law or rule) that limits <There are restrictions on building.>

  2. 2 :  an act of limiting :  the condition of being limited




Medical Dictionary

restriction

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noun , often attributive re·stric·tion \ri-ˈstrik-shən\

Medical Definition of restriction

  1. :  the breaking of double-stranded DNA into fragments by restriction enzymes <restriction sites>




Law Dictionary

restriction

noun re·stric·tion

Legal Definition of restriction

  1. 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. 2a :  an act of restricting b :  the state of being restricted





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