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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈstɹɪkʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ɪkʃən
  • Hyphenation: re‧stric‧tion

NounEdit

restriction (countable and uncountable, 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 notesEdit

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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French restriction, from Old French restriction, borrowed from Late Latin restrictio, restrictionem, from Latin restringo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛs.tʁik.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

restriction f (plural restrictions)

  1. restriction (limitation; constraint)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin restrictio, restrictionem, from Latin restringo.

NounEdit

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

  1. restriction (limitation; constraint)

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