restrict

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin restrictus, perfect passive participle of restringō (draw back tightly; restrain, restrict), from re- (back, again) + stringō (press, tighten, compress).

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restrict (third-person singular simple present restricts, present participle restricting, simple past and past participle restricted)

  1. To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.
    • 2011 September 28, Jon Smith, “Valencia 1 - 1 Chelsea”, BBC Sport:
      It was no less than Valencia deserved after dominating possession in the final 20 minutes although Chelsea defended resolutely and restricted the Spanish side to shooting from long range.
  2. (specifically, mathematics) To consider (a function) as defined on a subset of its original domain.
    If we restrict sine to [-\frac\pi2,\frac\pi2], we can define its inverse.

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restrict (comparative more restrict, superlative most restrict)

  1. (obsolete) Restricted.

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