restriction

noun
re·​stric·​tion | \ ri-ˈstrik-shən How to pronounce restriction (audio) \

Definition of restriction

1 : something that restricts: such 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 in a Sentence

Building in that area came with some restrictions. They placed restrictions on smoking indoors. They will lift export restrictions. illegal restriction of free speech
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Recent Examples on the Web

The first priority should be focused on loosening federal work study restrictions so that students can work off-campus in the private sector and gain real-world work experience. Ginni Rometty, Fortune, "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: The Future of Work Depends on Education Reform," 12 June 2019 But officials have said that valuation didn’t account for the height restriction, which would drive down the entire property’s value. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, "Hays Street Bridge land swap headed to City Council," 12 June 2019 There are some purchase restrictions, such as Apple products and gift cards. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "Earn up to $40 in free Macy’s Money," 11 June 2019 Further restrictions in 2012 confined thousands to ghettos and displacement camps, a policy that Amnesty International likened to apartheid. Gaia Vince, Quartz, "How to survive in the world’s largest refugee camp," 8 June 2019 Once the country loosened restrictions and enforcement in 2012, deforestation began to increase. Paula Moura, ProPublica, "Why Carbon Credits For Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing," 22 May 2019 The Trump administration has been pressing China to loosen restrictions that U.S.... Bob Davis, WSJ, "U.S. Trade Negotiators Take Aim at China’s Cybersecurity Law," 29 Mar. 2019 In addition, the Interior Department loosened restrictions on methane produced from oil and gas drilling on federal lands. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Ryan Zinke to resign as Interior Secretary at the end of the year," 15 Dec. 2018 Backstage is just as tight, even as the Instagram era has loosened up restrictions at many other important brands. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Inside Marc Jacobs: Unseen, a Book of Backstage Photography by Robert Fairer, Who Shot the Designer’s Earliest Shows," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of restriction

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for restriction

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

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The first known use of restriction was in the 15th century

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More Definitions for restriction

restriction

noun

English Language Learners Definition of restriction

: a law or rule that limits or controls something
: the act of limiting or controlling something

restriction

noun
re·​stric·​tion | \ ri-ˈstrik-shən How to pronounce restriction (audio) \

Kids Definition of restriction

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

restriction

noun, often attributive
re·​stric·​tion | \ ri-ˈstrik-shən How to pronounce restriction (audio) \

Medical Definition of restriction

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

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restriction

noun
re·​stric·​tion

Legal Definition of restriction

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

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