The definition of a constraint is something that imposes a limit or restriction or that prevents something from occurring.(noun)
An example of a constraint is the fact that there are only so many hours in a day to accomplish things.
See constraint in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME constreinte < OFr: see constrain
See constraint in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English constreinte
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from
Origin: feminine past participle of constraindre, to constrain; see constrain.
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