• WordNet 3.6
    • v restrict make more specific "qualify these remarks"
    • v restrict place limits on (extent or access) "restrict the use of this parking lot","limit the time you can spend with your friends"
    • v restrict place restrictions on "curtail drinking in school"
    • v restrict place under restrictions; limit access to "This substance is controlled"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.
    • a Restrict Restricted.
    • v. t Restrict 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • restrict To prevent (a person or thing) from passing a certain limit in any kind of action; limit; restrain.
    • restrict To attach limitations to (a proposition or conception), so that it shall not apply to all the subjects to which it would otherwise seem to apply: as, a restricted sense of a word.
    • restrict Synonyms Repress, etc. (see restrain), hedge in.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Restrict rē-strikt′ to limit: to confine: to repress: to attach limitations
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  • Willa Cather
    “The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter.”
  • Joseph De Maistre
    “In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements are labored, and results are humdrum.”
  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    “Although Golf was originally restricted to wealthy Protestants, today its open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.”
  • George Steiner
    “Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.”
  • William Trogdon
    William Trogdon
    “Beware thoughts that come in the night. They aren't turned properly; they come in askew, free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. restrictus, p. p. of restringere,. See Restrain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

As in France, the werwolf, in Belgium, is not restricted to one sex, but is, in an equal proportion, common to both.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Little restriction was placed on my movements, than the twice daily reporting at the Barracks.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
For this purpose the term is mainly restricted to the upper few inches or feet penetrated by plant roots.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The intention, in other words, is universal, but the efficacy may be restricted by unbelief.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
There would also be restrictions as to food.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
These facts, however, do not restrict a commander, in his choice of a physical objective, to the armed forces of the enemy.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
It has only to be added here that restrictions of sex are in every respect parallel to restrictions of class.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
Capitalist ownership of extra-human industrial "power" was of course narrowly restricted before the age of steam.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
It will not be needful to talk of rules and restrictions if I can make you feel the glory of having a sound body.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
I shall no doubt do many things I should be restricted from were my husband alive, but I will honor him in this.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Yet it is hard for the modern man to conceive the restrictions upon freedom.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
In conditions as restrictive as these, it is well-nigh impossible for Russian industry to hold its own, much less prosper and grow.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
But attacks in force were rare, and then restricted to local points only.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
When the vigilance of the authorities restricted their activities they began working through the mails.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
This was again restricted under Anne and restored under George I.
"The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens" by Georg Jellinek
No restriction should be placed upon energies and abilities so potent for good.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Why should a people living as do these restrict the number of their children?
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
Many of the nation's youth also manifested disagreement with the restrictive content campaign.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The term "opening" is frequently applied in a more restricted sense than that used above.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
These under reasonable restrictions are free to all, citizen or foreigner.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou

In poetry:

Helen of Troy had a wandering glance;
Sappho's restriction was only the sky;
Ninon was ever the chatter of France;
But oh, what a good girl am I!
"Words Of Comfort To Be Scratched On A Mirror" by Dorothy Parker
Till there shall be no class restriction,
Her statutes free from every flaw,
Her native sons without distinction,
Stand equals all — before the law.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
Let us hope that, some day,
When he wakes in a huff,
The electors will say
He has had quite enough,
And prescribe him a Labor emetic,
And restrict him to plain Tory duff.
"The Over-Fed Fuse" by C J Dennis
Know its spirit, disdaining restriction, sententious,
Its right shall assert to select and adore,
Unlike in all else to that passion licentious,
Which seeks what is sensual, and seeks for no more.
"How Canst Thou Doubt?" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

How states are restricting political speech.
The European Union continues to issue regulatory directives restricting or limiting the use of metals in products such as the ELV, RoHS, and WEEE.
Non-sponsors look to circumvent LOCOG restrictions.
Some Panera locations will restrict Internet use to 30 minutes during the busy lunch hour.
Clotheslines are banned or restricted by many of the roughly 300,000 homeowners' associations that set rules for some 60 million people.
Supervisors fearful of farm restrictions.
Senate backs restrictions on cold medicine .
Proposed restrictions on tethering dogs that fall short of an all-out ban received unanimous support Monday from the York County Council, sending the rules on to a public hearing.
They come in two styles — EPFB priority (bypass) type with bypass port and EPFI inline (restrictive) type.
Complying with Cigarette Sales Restrictions.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the state has joined 13 other states in a lawsuit involving restrictions on concealed -carry permits.
Most tree topping in Farragut will be banned or seriously restricted.
Restricting funds for family planning and reproductive health services around the world is indeed gagging the medical survival of needy women.
Under the just-signed AB 1964, California employers face new restrictions against shunting Sikh and Muslim workers out of public view for wearing turbans, beards and hijabs, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Earlier this month at the 59th FIFA Congress, soccer's governing body announced that the age restrictions regarding players' international status would be lifted.

In science:

Restricting them on Qm and restricting adjoint group to R the proof follows.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Note that the another restriction ρ(x, y ) ≤ ν is introduced only to be able to work with the exponential map on general smooth manifolds: in the case of a flat torus this restriction can be omitted (or simply one can set ν = 1).
Perron-Frobenius spectrum for random maps and its approximation
The largeNc limit allows us to restrict to the bilinears and the super-normalizability keeps us in the restricted class of implementable automorphisms.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
Cn−1 defined on U , such that the restrictions map rCn−1 Ui×N Uj ,Ui are uj i , then there exists an ob ject x of Cn (U ) such that the restriction of x to Ui is xi .
Non abelian cohomology: the point of view of gerbed tower
In a generic case this restriction is well-defined near any critical point of the folding being here the restriction of the pro jection (x, y , z) 7→ (x, y ) to the surface h = 0.
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
Euler gamma function, α is a generic root belonging to the restricted root lattice of the symmetric space, mα denotes its multiplicity and the product is restricted to the sublattice R+ of positive restricted roots only.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
It trivially contains RG as a special case, and its restriction to a rank one preference matrix, cab = CaCb , defines a class of uncorrelated models, that has been shown to be asymptotically equivalent to the restriction of DRG to Poissonian mixtures .
Random Graph Models with Hidden Color
Note that as V is restricted to act on the shell |p2 − 1| = O(M −j ), the momentum γ for V is restricted to |γ | ≤ 2 + O(M −j ).
Random Matrices and the Anderson Model
Define a map ψt from Yt = S∐]0, t] to Y ′t = S ′∐]0, t] by setting the restriction of ψt to S be ψ and the restriction of ψt to ]0, t] be the identity map.
Rayleigh processes, real trees, and root growth with re-grafting
Impose the restriction f (n) ≤ √n; this restriction will be removed at the end of the proof.
Critical RWRE on trees and tree-indexed random walks
Note that usual URs (17) restrict only ρij (ρij ≤ 1) imposing no restriction on the phases ϕij .
Interpretation of Uncertainty Relations for Three or More Observables
Let ˆα and ˆα′ be the restriction of the r-th row of ˆM and ˆM ′ to Ci respectively, and let β be the restriction of the r-th row of M to Cj .
Simple Permutations Mix Even Better
This guarantees that the endofunctor M ⊗ − of [A, Set] restricts to an endofunctor of [A, Set]nondegen . A terminal coalgebra for this restricted endofunctor is called a universal solution of the self-similarity system; if one exists, it’s unique up to canonical isomorphism.
General self-similarity: an overview
We shall say that two isometry germs are equivalent if their restrictions and the restrictions of their first and second partial derivatives coincide at x.
Isometry germs and related structures
Notice that although the restriction µ < ν is necessary to have the right number of elements in the basis we in the sequel shall not consider this restriction and we shall instead insert when necessary the appropriate numerical factors to keep track of the skew symmetry between these two indices.
Isometry germs and related structures