AskDefine | Define restriction

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1 a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements" [syn: limitation]
2 an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation) [syn: limitation]
3 the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

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  1. The act of restricting, or the state of being restricted.
  2. A regulation or limitation that restricts.


The act of restricting, or the state of being restricted
A regulation or limitation that restricts

Extensive Definition

A restriction is a specific type of rule that defines a finite (and generally absolute) boundary defined for a type of process or function.
Restriction may also refer to:
In mathematics:
In economics:
  • A type of boundary or regulation placed on the trade of certain goods or services
  • A condition on the variables in statistics, econometrics, and regression analysis
The adjectival form, "restricted," may be used in reference to written or unwritten covenants enforcing racial or ethnic segregation or religious segregation — frequently anti-Jewish or more generally anti-Semitic — in housing (see "Restrictive covenant") or in organizations, such as country clubs.
restriction in German: Restriktion
restriction in French: Restriction

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