strict

Definitions

  • He gin the nurse strict orders
    He gin the nurse strict orders
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj strict severe and unremitting in making demands "an exacting instructor","a stern disciplinarian","strict standards"
    • adj strict rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard "rigorous application of the law","a strict vegetarian"
    • adj strict characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
    • adj strict incapable of compromise or flexibility
    • adj strict (of rules) stringently enforced "hard-and-fast rules"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show "Scooby-Doo." Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show
    • Strict Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention. "It shall be still in strictest measure."
    • Strict Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath. "Through the strict senteries."
    • Strict Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.
    • Strict Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature.
    • Strict Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.
    • Strict (Bot) Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters. "And rules as strict his labored work confine,
      As if the Stagirite o'erlooked each line."
      "Soon moved with touch of blame, thus Eve: -
      “What words have passed thy lips, Adam severe !”"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the longest English word that consists strictly of alternating consonants and vowels
    • strict Drawn tight; tight; close: as, a strict ligature.
    • strict Tense; stiff: as, a strict or lax fiber.
    • strict Narrow; restricted; confined; strait.
    • strict Close; intimate.
    • strict Absolute; unbroken: as, strict silence.
    • strict Exact; accurate; careful; rigorously nice: as, words taken in their strictest sense; a strict command.
    • strict Exacting; rigorous; severe; rigid: as, strict in keeping the Sabbath; a strict disciplinarian.
    • strict Restricted; taken strictly, narrowly, or exclusively: as, a strict generic or specific diagnosis.
    • strict In zoology, constricted; narrow or close; straitened; not loose or diffuse: as, the strict stem of some corals.
    • strict In botany, close or narrow and upright: opposed to lax: said of a stem or an inflorescence.
    • strict In music, regular; exactly according to rule; without liberties: as, a strict canon or fugue.
    • strict Synonyms Close, scrupulous, critical.
    • strict Severe, Rigorous, etc. See austere.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Idaho walking along the street with a red-tipped cane is strictly prohibited.
    • adj Strict strikt exact: extremely nice: observing exact rules, regular: severe: restricted, taken strictly: thoroughly accurate: tense, stiff: closely intimate: absolute, unbroken: constricted
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Quotations

  • Jean Rostand
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    “The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.”
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    “A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. strictus, p. p. of stringere, to draw or bind tight, to strain. See Strain, and cf. Strait (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. strictus, pa.p. of stringĕre, to draw tight. Cf. Strain and Stringent.

Usage

In literature:

All of these examinations are conducted with great strictness and fairness, no one being excluded.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Some artists go so far as to invent their material, but it is not considered strictly professional.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
The number of men was to be limited and their privileges strictly defined.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
This orthodox tendency was now moreover combined with a strict Parliamentary government.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
Indeed, all forms of enchantment and of charms are most strictly prohibited.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Without exception the sentiment was in favor of keeping strictly aloof from all political alliances.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
In a discussion like the present one, let us use words in their strict logical sense, if possible.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
This is that they observe very strictly the concealment of one another's faults and wrong-doing.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
It is believed, however, that they could not, in strict justice, have been entirely omitted.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
Besides, you never made any offer, strictly speaking.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
For these zoological comparisons were strictly forbidden.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Ancestral worship in China has always been, and still is, worship in the strict sense of the term.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The subject is immensely complicated and wide-reaching, so that I must keep strictly to the path set before me.
"The Position of Woman in Primitive Society" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Strictly speaking, we may receive knowledge about things through signs or single words, as a nod, a wink, a cry, a call, a command.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
Thus it soon became a period of strict law.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
The first indication given is a little redness, which is strictly local or confined to a particular spot.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
The verses of both were strictly occasional.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
His authority must be strictly pursued.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
At home they were strictly guarded.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
Strict orders down town.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
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In poetry:

Dost thou upon thy trait'rous heart
Still keep a jealous eye?
Most willing that thine inward part
Thy Husband strictly try?
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
The gospel gives me no command,
Yet by obeying it I stand,
To strict obedience though it call,
Does bind to none, but promise all.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Should burning arrows smite thee through
Strict justice would approve;
But I had rather spare my foe,
And melt his heart with love.
"Psalm 120" by Isaac Watts
I wish you to see that Jenny and Me
Had barely exchanged our troth;
So a kiss or two was strictly due
By, from, and between us both.
"Pink Dominoes" by Rudyard Kipling
SIGISMUND. Just that tower: and that you issue
Never from it until death,
I will have you guarded strictly;
For the traitor is not needed
Once the treason is committed.
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

III The Kiss ‘I saw you take his kiss!’ ‘'Tis true.’
‘O, modesty!’ ‘'Twas strictly kept:
‘He thought me asleep; at least, I knew
‘He thought I thought he thought I slept.’
"The Angel In The House. Book II. Canto VIII." by Coventry Patmore

In news:

The language we choose for the arts creates strict geometries.
Every state in this country has strict building codes.
Justice Scalia said that outlawing homosexual sodomy was a "no-brainer" based on a strict reading of the Constitution.
Our digital addiction can only be broken by a regime of strict self-censorship, he argues.
The Impropriety of Obamacare Congress can command individuals, but only in strictly limited areas.
At a Harvard University event, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner responded with gusto to a question about her government's strict currency controls.
Do Britain's Strict Press Laws Actually Encourage Bad Behavior.
The liquor -laced ice creams are strictly for the 21-and-over crowd but Lee's also offers non-booze-filled flavors, too, like banana Oreo cookie.
Frontman Pharrell Williams takes his latest jab at the liquor business with his new drink "Qream" — strictly for the ladies.
Looking fashionably unique isn't as easy as it appears, especially if you're on a strict budget and don't enjoy the risk of buying flea-infested clothing.
I'm under strict orders to not mention two certain people in my blogs.
I'd go to shows and it all had to be strictly "about the music.".
The behavioral health court program is a strict court-supervised diversion program for those whose crimes stem from their mental health issues.
Will play strictly lower level for now.
Police say they'll be strictly enforcing rules for public use of Capitol.
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In science:

A monoidal category is strict if hC, ⊗, αi is a strict semimonoidal category and if ⊗ ◦ (Ke × 1C ) = Q, ⊗ ◦ (1C × Ke ) = P and β = 1Q ,γ = 1P .
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
Proposition 3.3 (Exponential moments). (i) For any µ ∈ R, the limit Λ+ (µ) in (3.5) exists and is finite. (ii) There is a number ρ(a∗∗ ) > 0 such that Λ+ is constant on (−∞, −ρ(a∗∗ )], and strictly increasing, strictly convex and real-analytic on (−ρ(a∗∗ ), ∞).
Weak-interaction limits for one-dimensional random polymers
Fekete Satz II. A necessary and sufficient condition for a matrix be strictly total ly positive is that al l Fekete minors are strictly positive.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
Any strict 2-category in the usual sense is in an obvious way a 2skeletal, strict omega category.
Weak Omega Categories I
Given a strict omega category X and a triple of indices i < j < k one sees immediately that the sets Xi , Xj and Xk are the zero, one and two-cells respectively of a strict 2-category.
Weak Omega Categories I
Therefore Diag Omega Cat is isomorphic to Strict Cat, the category of strict omega categories.
Weak Omega Categories I
Clearly this strict omega category is 2-skeletal and is therefore a freely generated, strict 2-category.
Weak Omega Categories I
For each possible strict omega functor between strict omega categories Y2 → A we consider the composite morphism of omega magmas Y1 → A.
Weak Omega Categories I
I ∩PX |φ(i,j)∈PY with equality holding only in the case when φ(I ∩ PX ) ⊂ PX (because PX has strictly smaller heights than PY , the difference c(i, j ) − c(i, j + 1) must be strictly negative for any pair (i, j ) ∈ I ∩ PX satisfying φ(i, j ) ∈ PY ).
A Hopf algebra quantizing a necklace Lie algebra canonically associated to a quiver
The integration kernel in (80) is again symmetric, yielding as before either strictly symmetric or strictly anti-symmetric eigenfunctions.
Finitely connected vector spin systems with random matrix interactions
Zn is greater than 1, so that process is supercritical (this follows from, e.g., Theorem 2 of Section 3 of Chapter V of , noting also that if, for a nonnegative matrix, the sum of entries is strictly greater than 1 for each row, then the maximum eigenvalue of that matrix is strictly greater than 1).
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
PROO FS O F THEOREMS 2 AND 3 Due to the strict concavity of the inversion map x 7→ 1/x on R+ , J(·) is also a strictly concave functional on (non-negative) density functions.
The maximum entropy ansatz in the absence of a time arrow: fractional pole models
We respectively call T ′ a tree obtained from T by adding some nodes right-strictly and left-strictly if T ⊂ T ′ and each w ∈ T ′ \ T has no right children and no left children.
Pieri's Formula for Generalized Schur Polynomials
When the monoidal category is strict (i.e., a, l and r are identities) and any ob ject A is strictly invertible, in the sense that the functors − ⊗ A, A ⊗ − are not only equivalences but isomorphisms, the 2-group is said to be strict.
Generalized 2-vector spaces and general linear 2-groups
The ring of complex generalized numbers, denoted by eC, is obtained by taking E = C. eC is not a field since by Theorem 1.2.38 in only the elements which are strictly nonzero (i.e. the elements which have a representative strictly nonzero) are invertible and vice versa.
Generalized Oscillatory Integrals and Fourier Integral Operators
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