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From Middle English, from Middle French constrainte, from verb constraindre (French: contraindre), ultimately from Latin constringo.

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constraint ‎(plural constraints)

  1. Something that constrains; a restriction.
  2. (mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  3. (databases) A method that maintains database integrity.

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