|1.||something that restricts; a restrictive measure, law, etc|
|2.||the act of restricting or the state of being restricted|
|3.||logic, maths a condition that imposes a constraint on the possible values of a variable or on the domain of arguments of a function|
Manager: "I'm sorry, Mr. Marx, but we can't let you use the pool; this country club is restricted."Restrictive is attested from c.1400.
Groucho: "Well, my daughter's only half-Jewish; could she go in up to her knees?"
restrictionn. A bug or design error that limits a program's capabilities, and which is sufficiently egregious that nobody can quite work up enough nerve to describe it as a feature. Often used (esp. by marketroid types) to make it sound as though some crippling bogosity had been intended by the designers all along, or was forced upon them by arcane technical constraints of a nature no mere user could possibly comprehend (these claims are almost invariably false).