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English noun: restriction

1. restriction (cognition) a principle that limits the extent of something


SamplesI am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements.


Synonymslimitation


Broader (hypernym)regulation, rule


Narrower (hyponym)narrowness, quantification, restraint

2. restriction (act) an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)


Synonymslimitation


Broader (hypernym)regulating, regulation


Narrower (hyponym)arms control, clampdown, freeze, hold-down, load-shedding

3. restriction (act) the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)


SamplesThe restriction of the infection to a focal area.


Synonymsconfinement


Broader (hypernym)restraint


Narrower (hyponym)circumscription, classification, constraint, specification, stipulation









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