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restricted

[ ri-strik-tid ]
/ rɪˈstrɪk tɪd /
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adjective

confined; limited.
(of information, a document, etc.)
  1. bearing the classification restricted, usually the lowest level of classified information.
  2. limited to persons authorized to use information, documents, etc., so classified.Compare classification (def. 5).
limited to or admitting only members of a particular group or class: a restricted neighborhood; a restricted hotel.

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Origin of restricted

First recorded in 1820–30; restrict + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for restricted

restricted
/ (rɪˈstrɪktɪd) /

adjective

limited or confined
not accessible to the general public or (esp US) out of bounds to military personnel
British denoting or in a zone in which a speed limit or waiting restrictions for vehicles apply
restrictedly, adverbrestrictedness, noun
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