• WordNet 3.6
    • n restrictiveness a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits
    • n restrictiveness a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.
    • n restrictiveness The state or character of being restrictive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Restrictiveness the state or quality of being restrictive
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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.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

But in fact the measure is one of restriction, not of favor.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The enactment which established the restrictive geographical line was acquiesced in rather than approved by the States of the Union.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The movement of the tendon is restricted, and arterial supply to the adjacent structures rendered deficient.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
A despotic government restricted the efforts of the Apostles to do good.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Some of the Grand Lodges have not only disfranchised Past Masters but Wardens also, and restricted membership only to acting Masters.
"The Principles of Masonic Law" by Albert G. Mackey
Benefit of clergy was restricted.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Whatever is merely petty and vexatious in the way of trade restrictions should be avoided.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Theodore Roosevelt
The city has a large population living in a restricted territory; in the state it is scattered.
"Elements of Debating" by Leverett S. Lyon
The following tables are restricted to currency, weights and measures mentioned in the book.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
Tighter and tighter were drawn the coils of restrictions around the enslaved race.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
A large number of exceptions and restrictions are imposed upon its freedom of action.
"England's Case Against Home Rule" by Albert Venn Dicey
These rights must be exercised under the restrictions of the law, and with due regard for the same rights held by others.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
These restrictions lasted during the entire colonial period, but they were not always carefully regarded.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
What effect on the digestive process has the restriction of the ribs and diaphragm?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
These, with certain restrictions, alone had the power of law-making for the provinces.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
Yesterday the lower house of Congress passed a resolution restricting impressments.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Whatever restrictions prison discipline might have exercised elsewhere, here the widest liberty seemed to prevail.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
But a State may also by treaty obligation be for some parts restricted in the liberty of action with regard to its citizens.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
It may, firstly, be raised, or restricted in its limits, by the blockading Power for any reason it likes.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Still less that the restriction could be unpopular.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison

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:

States can significantly restrict the insanity defense and still give mentally troubled defendants a fair trial, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
Acting GSA administrator Dan Tangherlini issued new restrictions on travel and conferences Monday afternoon in the wake of a controversy over lavish agency spending.
Trials begin Monday for about two dozen Alaska Native subsistence fishermen charged with illegally fishing for king salmon in waters severly restricted by the state because of dismal runs of the prized fish.
Fallback from Stage 2 to Stage 1 water restrictions set for Monday.
Restrictions on Birth Control Prompt Louisville Medical Practice to Leave KentuckyOne Health.
"What do I treat first, the spinal restriction or the fascial restriction".
The more restricted your choices, the more the world can open up for you.
In a policy switch that could be important to thousands of applicants seeking low-down-payment home mortgages, the Federal Housing Administration has rescinded tough new credit restrictions that had been scheduled to take effect July 1.
Are any booze restrictions on the way.
Senator-elect Angus King, I-Maine, backs a proposal advanced by the reform group No Labels that would end the filibuster on motions to debate, restricting filibusters to votes on actual legislation.
He backs a proposal advanced by the reform group No Labels that would end the filibuster on motions to debate, restricting filibusters to votes on actual legislation.
Liberals are still seething over the way the Supreme Court reaffirmed the Citizens United decision in the Montana campaign finance law case where state restrictions on political spending were rightly overruled.
Stream levels are high, additional king restrictions.
The FIA has moved to ensure that no teams are using trick designs to get around flexing wing restrictions in Formula 1.
Government authorizes city to send flights to communist country with restrictions.

In science:

The map Φ from the Main Theorem semiconjugates the restriction of Q to CP 1 −Z with a certain restriction of R.
Partial holomorphic semiconjugacies between rational functions
Since we are restricted on the set BC3 L , the path stays within the box J0 , and so we can drop the restriction that y , z ∈ J0 .
Strong disorder in semidirected random polymers
The observables OA (Z(I ) ) are defined by means of the restriction map (see sec. 3) from the globally defined observables OA (Z ) and the action S [Z(I ) ] is defined by the restriction map from the action S [Z ].
Pure Spinor Integration from the Collating Formula
The roots of k(cid:48) relative to tk are restrictions of certain (not necessarily all) elements in ∆g to tk ; the restrictions of all elements in B occur.
The equivariant cohomology of isotropy actions on symmetric spaces
Although this normalization condition might look too restrictive at first sight, it actually imposes only a weak restriction that makes the maximization operation in Eq. (5) well-defined , as discussed in Appendix A.
Necessity of Superposition of Macroscopically Distinct States for Quantum Computational Speedup
String fields should be restricted in a way that generalizes the restriction on vertex operators mentioned above.
Democratic Superstring Field Theory: Gauge Fixing
As in the main body of this paper, the restriction to the light cone {w0 = | ~w|} of ξµ arises from a smooth vector field on R4 satisfying wµξµ = 0 if and only if the restrictions Ωµν are CO –smooth.
On free general relativistic initial data on the light cone
Following a thorough examination of the power of a QFA-WOM variant with severe restrictions on the way in which it can access its WOM, we look at less restricted models.
Quantum computation with devices whose contents are never read
We considered quantum finite automata augmented with WOMs, and demonstrated several example languages which are known to be unrecognizable by conventional quantum computers with certain restrictions, but are recognizable by a quantum computer employing a WOM under the same restrictions.
Quantum computation with devices whose contents are never read
Let UF be the group of unitary operators of H which restricts to a bounded map F → F and which inverse restricts also.
The mean value for infinite volume measures, infinite products and heuristic infinite dimensional Lebesgue measures
As a consequence, if g is the restriction of f to F1 , the sequence (fn )n∈N of cylindrical functions on F restricts to a sequence (gn )n∈N of cylindrical functions on G.
The mean value for infinite volume measures, infinite products and heuristic infinite dimensional Lebesgue measures
Moreover, to the restricted language LF one can also associate a “restricted” Markov chain, that is, a Markov chain which is not allowed to cross edges with labels in F .
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
In order to do this, we restrict φ+ and φ− on G− and G+ , respectively, and then we “glue together” the restrictions.
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
Namely, for f : A → A, let ∗f : ∗A → ∗A be the restriction to ∗A of ∗g , where g : X → X is any function whose restriction to A is f .
A simple algebraic characterization of nonstandard extensions
The reason why we do not restrict Wω only to the lattice sites −N to N , but include the states δ−(N +1) ⊗ e2 and δN +1 ⊗ e1 in the definition of χN is that we want to compare it to the restricted operator ˆWω (N ), which is only unitary if we include these matrix elements (see eq. (2)).
Disordered Quantum Walks in one lattice dimension