[ ri-strik-tid ]
/ rɪˈstrɪk tɪd /


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.

Origin of restricted

First recorded in 1820–30; restrict + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM restricted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for unrestricted

British Dictionary definitions for unrestricted (1 of 2)

/ (ˌʌnrɪˈstrɪktɪd) /


not restricted or limited in any wayunrestricted access

British Dictionary definitions for unrestricted (2 of 2)

/ (rɪˈstrɪktɪd) /


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

Derived forms of restricted

restrictedly, adverbrestrictedness, noun
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