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restrictive

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adjective re·stric·tive \ri-ˈstrik-tiv\

Simple Definition of restrictive

  • : limiting or controlling someone or something

  • grammar of a word or group of words : giving information about a person or thing that is needed to understand which person or thing is meant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of restrictive

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to restriction b :  serving or tending to restrict <restrictive regulations>

  2. 2 :  limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase

  3. 3 :  prohibiting further negotiation

restrictive noun
restrictively adverb
restrictiveness noun

Examples of restrictive in a sentence

  1. In the sentence The book that you ordered is out of print, that you ordered is a restrictive clause.



1579

First Known Use of restrictive

1579


RESTRICTIVE Defined for Kids

restrictive

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adjective re·stric·tive \ri-ˈstrik-tiv\

Definition of restrictive for Students

  1. :  serving or likely to keep within bounds




Law Dictionary

restrictive

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adjective re·stric·tive \ri-ˈstrik-tiv\

Legal Definition of restrictive

  1. 1a :  of or relating to restriction b :  serving or tending to restrict

  2. 2 :  prohibiting further negotiation

restrictively adverb
restrictiveness noun




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