restriction

noun re·stric·tion \ ri-ˈstrik-shən \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of restriction

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


RESTRICTION Defined for English Language Learners

restriction

noun

Definition of restriction for English Language Learners

  • : a law or rule that limits or controls something

  • : the act of limiting or controlling something


RESTRICTION Defined for Kids

restriction

noun re·stric·tion \ ri-ˈstrik-shən \

Definition of restriction for Students

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

medical Definition of restriction

: 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 : 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


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