Meaning of RESTRICTION in English


/ rɪˈstrɪkʃn; NAmE / noun


[ C ] restriction (on sth) a rule or law that limits what you can do or what can happen :

import / speed / travel, etc. restrictions

to impose / place a restriction on sth

The government has agreed to lift restrictions on press freedom.

➡ note at limit


[ U ] the act of limiting or controlling sb/sth :

sports clothes that prevent any restriction of movement


[ C ] a thing that limits the amount of freedom you have :

the restrictions of a prison



late Middle English : from Old French , or from Latin restrictio(n-) , from restringere bind fast, confine, from re- back + stringere to tie, pull tight.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.