[ ri-strik-shuhn ]
See synonyms for: restrictionrestrictions on

  1. something that restricts; a restrictive condition or regulation; limitation.

  2. the act of restricting.

  1. the state of being restricted.

Origin of restriction

1375–1425; late Middle English <Late Latin restrictiōn- (stem of restrictiō), equivalent to Latin restrict(us) (see restrict) + -iōn--ion

Other words for restriction

Other words from restriction

  • non·re·stric·tion, noun
  • o·ver·re·stric·tion, noun
  • pre·re·stric·tion, noun
  • pro·re·stric·tion, adjective
  • self-re·stric·tion, noun
  • su·per·re·stric·tion, noun

Words Nearby restriction Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use restriction in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for restriction


/ (rɪˈstrɪkʃən) /

  1. something that restricts; a restrictive measure, law, etc

  2. the act of restricting or the state of being restricted

  1. logic maths a condition that imposes a constraint on the possible values of a variable or on the domain of arguments of a function

Derived forms of restriction

  • restrictionist, noun, adjective

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