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 Under the plan, restriction-free travel will be allowed between regions with fewer than 25 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people for the previous 14 days, and with a reading of positive virus tests lower than 4%. Bloomberg.com, "Trump Backs Big Stimulus; France Hits New Record: Virus Update," 9 Oct. 2020 As the New Zealand Herald noted, this new access number represents a 40% decrease in nations offering restriction-free travel to New Zealanders year over year. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Is the Most Powerful Passport in the World Due to the Pandemic," 7 Oct. 2020 The work group will evaluate existing truck routes and identify residential areas for height restriction. Taylor Deville, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County convenes work group to curb truck traffic in residential areas," 29 Sep. 2020 The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of medical restriction issues. Joe Reedy, Star Tribune, "AP Source: Chargers' team doctor punctured Taylor's lung," 23 Sep. 2020 But on Monday more than 20 experts signed an open letter arguing that coronavirus restriction measures were going too far in aiming to suppress the virus. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "U.K.’s Boris Johnson Orders Pubs and Restaurants to Close Early," 21 Sep. 2020 Millions of Americans are moving into wildfire-prone areas and communities often resist development restriction. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "California wildfires: Live updates Sept. 10-11," 15 Sep. 2020 Oladipo didn't return until late January and still was on a minutes restriction when the season restarted in Florida. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Indiana Pacers fire Nate McMillan following 1st-round sweep," 26 Aug. 2020 Remember that the Heat on Tuesday did not get the complete Kemba Walker, who was on a minutes restriction. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Will Heat’s caution with Jimmy Butler move to Goran Dragic?," 5 Aug. 2020

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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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17 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Restriction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restriction. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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restriction

noun
How to pronounce restriction (audio)

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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