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RESTRICTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does restriction mean? 

RESTRICTION (noun)
  The noun RESTRICTION has 3 senses:

1. a principle that limits the extent of something
2. an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
3. the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

  Familiarity information: RESTRICTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESTRICTION (noun)


Sense 1restriction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A principle that limits the extent of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

limitation; restriction

Context example:

I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements

Hypernyms ("restriction" is a kind of...):

regulation; rule (a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "restriction"):

narrowness (a restriction of range or scope)

quantification (a limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers 'some' or 'all' or 'no'))

restraint (a rule or condition that limits freedom)


Sense 2restriction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

restriction; limitation

Hypernyms ("restriction" is a kind of...):

regulating; regulation (the act of controlling or directing according to rule)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "restriction"):

load-shedding (cutting off the electric current on certain lines when the demand becomes greater than the supply)

arms control (a limitation on the size and armament of the armed forces of a country)

hold-down (a limitation or constraint)

freeze (fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level)

clampdown (sudden restriction on an activity)


Sense 3restriction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("restriction" is a kind of...):

restraint (the of act controlling by restraining someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "restriction"):

constraint (the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others)

circumscription (the act of circumscribing)

specification; stipulation (a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement)

classification (restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people)


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