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Pronunciation:  ri'strikshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
  2. [n]  the act of restricting by restraint
  3. [n]  the quality of being limited or restricted; "it is a good plan but it has serious limitations"
  4. [n]  a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

RESTRICTION is a 11 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: limitation, limitation, limitation
 See Also: arms control, circumscription, clampdown, classification, constraint, disadvantage, freeze, load-shedding, quantification, regulating, regulation, regulation, restraint, restraint, rule, specification, stipulation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*stric"tion\, n. [F. restriction, L. restrictio.]
1. The act of restricting, or state of being restricted;
   confinement within limits or bounds.

         This is to have the same restriction with all other
         recreations,that it be made a divertisement. --Giv.
                                               of Tonque.

2. That which restricts; limitation; restraint; as,
   restrictions on trade.

Computing Dictionary

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 (especially 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).

Old-time hacker Joseph M. Newcomer advises that whenever choosing a quantifiable but arbitrary restriction, you should make it either a power of 2 or a power of 2 minus 1. If you impose a limit of 17 items in a list, everyone will know it is a random number - on the other hand, a limit of 15 or 16 suggests some deep reason (involving 0- or 1-based indexing in binary) and you will get less flamage for it. Limits which are round numbers in base 10 are always especially suspect.

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Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Artificial or natural control against widening of a channel, with or without construction.