restriction [ri- strik-sh uhn] Synonyms Word Origin Origin of restriction 1375–1425; late Middle English
Late Latin restrictiōn-
), equivalent to
-iōn- -ion Related forms 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
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British Dictionary definitions for self-restriction something that restricts; a restrictive measure, law, etc the act of restricting or the state of being restricted 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 restrictionist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self-restriction restriction n.
early 15c., "that which restricts," from Middle French
restriction (14c.) and directly from Late Latin restrictionem (nominative restrictio) "limitation," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin restringere "restrict, bind fast, restrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + stringere "draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Meaning "act of restricting" is from 1620s.
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