Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun restriction

3 senses of restriction

Sense 1
restriction, limitation -- (a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements")
       => rule, regulation -- (a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation")

Sense 2
limitation, restriction -- (an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation))
       => regulation, regulating -- (the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians")

Sense 3
restriction, confinement -- (the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary); "the restriction of the infection to a focal area")
       => restraint -- (the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade")

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