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restriction

noun re·stric·tion \ri-ˈstrik-shən\

: a law or rule that limits or controls something

: the act of limiting or controlling something

Full Definition of RESTRICTION

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
:  an act of restricting :  the condition of being restricted
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Examples of RESTRICTION

  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
RESTRICTIONS Defined for Kids

restriction

noun re·stric·tion \ri-ˈstrik-shən\

Definition of RESTRICTION for Kids

1
:  something (as a law or rule) that limits <There are restrictions on building.>
2
:  an act of limiting :  the condition of being limited
Medical Dictionary

restriction

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

Medical Definition of RESTRICTION

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

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