restriction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman restriction, Middle French restriction, and their source, Late Latin restrictiō, from Latin restringō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

restriction ‎(plural restrictions)

  1. The act of restricting, or the state of being restricted.
  2. A regulation or limitation that restricts.
  3. (biology) The mechanism by which a cell degrades foreign DNA material.

Usage notes[edit]

  • It is often used with the preposition "on", i.e., "restriction on something".

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

restriction f ‎(plural restrictions)

  1. restriction (limitation; constraint)

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

restriction f ‎(oblique plural restrictions, nominative singular restriction, nominative plural restrictions)

  1. restriction (limitation; constraint)

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