Restrict meaning

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To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction.

The law restricts the use of pesticides. The program restricts unauthorized users from accessing the data.

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(specifically, mathematics) To consider (a function) as defined on a subset of its original domain.

If we restrict sine to , we can define its inverse.

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(obsolete) Restricted.
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Restrict is defined as to keep someone or something within certain limits.

An example of restrict is walking a dog on a leash.

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To keep or confine within physical limits.

The inmates are restricted to their cells for 23 hours each day. Food consumption is restricted to the cafeteria.

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To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine.
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To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.
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Origin of restrict

  • Latin restringere restrict- re- re- stringere to draw tight streig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary