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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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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 self-restriction
restriction
c.1412, from L.L. restrictionem (nom. restrictio) "limitation," from L. restrictus, pp. of restringere "restrict, bind fast, restrain," from re- "back" + stringere "draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Restrict (v.) is attested from 1535; regarded 18c. as a Scottishism. Restricted "limited" is attested from 1830; of documents, etc., "secret, not for public release" it is recorded from 1944. In U.S., restricted was a euphemism for "off-limits to Jews" (1947).
Manager: "I'm sorry, Mr. Marx, but we can't let you use the pool; this country club is restricted."
Groucho: "Well, my daughter's only half-Jewish; could she go in up to her knees?"
Restrictive is attested from c.1400.
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