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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.


Broader (hypernym)regulation, rule

Narrower (hyponym)narrowness, quantification, restraint

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


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.


Broader (hypernym)restraint

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

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