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restriction

[ri-strik-shuh n] /rɪˈstrɪk ʃən/
noun
1.
something that restricts; a restrictive condition or regulation; limitation.
2.
the act of restricting.
3.
the state of being restricted.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin restrictiōn- (stem of restrictiō), equivalent to Latin restrict(us) (see restrict) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonrestriction, noun
overrestriction, noun
prerestriction, noun
prorestriction, adjective
self-restriction, noun
superrestriction, noun
Synonyms
1. rule, provision, reservation, restraint.
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British Dictionary definitions for prerestriction

restriction

/rɪˈstrɪkʃən/
noun
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
Derived Forms
restrictionist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for prerestriction

restriction

n.

early 15c., "that which restricts," from Middle French restriction (14c.) and directly from Late Latin restrictionem (nominative restrictio) "limitation," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin restringere "restrict, bind fast, restrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + stringere "draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Meaning "act of restricting" is from 1620s.

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