restriction

A restriction is a limitation or a restraint, like when a size restriction keeps you from jumping on a toddler trampoline and bouncing the smaller kids a mile up in the air.

Usually a restriction is in place because a limit needs to be set. Common sense would keep you from putting a bowling ball in a paper bag; you wouldn’t need a restriction to tell you not to do it. Sometimes a restriction is the result of doing something bad or misusing a privilege, as when your parents put a restriction on video gaming to limit your time in front of the TV.

Definitions of restriction
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n an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

Synonyms:
limitation
Types:
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load-shedding
cutting off the electric current on certain lines when the demand becomes greater than the supply
arms control
a limitation on the size and armament of the armed forces of a country
hold-down
a limitation or constraint
freeze
fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level
clampdown
sudden restriction on an activity
hiring freeze
a freeze on hiring
price freeze
a freeze of prices at a given level
wage freeze
a freeze of wages at a given level
Type of:
regulating, regulation
the act of controlling or directing according to rule

n the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

“the restriction of the infection to a focal area”
Synonyms:
confinement
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classification
restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
specification, stipulation
a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement
circumscription
the act of circumscribing
constraint
the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others
swaddling clothes
restrictions placed on the immature
Type of:
restraint
the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

n a principle that limits the extent of something

“I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements”
Synonyms:
limitation
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narrowness
a restriction of range or scope
quantification
a limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers `some' or `all' or `no')
restraint
a rule or condition that limits freedom
floodgate
something that restrains a flood or outpouring
Type of:
regulation, rule
a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

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