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restriction

Logic Maths a condition that imposes a constraint on the possible values of a variable or on the domain of arguments of a function

Restriction

 

a limitation on production, sales, and export imposed by monopolies—especially international cartels—to inflate prices and obtain monopoly profits. Restrictions can also be imposed on credit.

What does it mean when you dream about a restriction?

Any form of restriction in a dream often mirrors some frustration in the dreamer’s personal or business life. The dreamer may be imposing restrictions on himself or herself as well as on others.

restriction

[ri¦strik·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
The degradation of foreign deoxyribonucleic acid by restriction endonucleases capable of recognizing particular patterns of specificity.

restriction

On land, an encumbrance limiting its use; usually imposed for community or mutual protection.

restriction

A bug or design error that limits a program's capabilities, and which is sufficiently egregious that nobody can quite work up enough nerve to describe it as a feature. Often used (especially by marketroid types) to make it sound as though some crippling bogosity had been intended by the designers all along, or was forced upon them by arcane technical constraints of a nature no mere user could possibly comprehend (these claims are almost invariably false).

Old-time hacker Joseph M. Newcomer advises that whenever choosing a quantifiable but arbitrary restriction, you should make it either a power of 2 or a power of 2 minus 1. If you impose a limit of 17 items in a list, everyone will know it is a random number - on the other hand, a limit of 15 or 16 suggests some deep reason (involving 0- or 1-based indexing in binary) and you will get less flamage for it. Limits which are round numbers in base 10 are always especially suspect.
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Confirmed cases necessitated housing area restrictions and daily in-house screening.
From midnight tomorrow, the controlled area restrictions imposed on June 1 because of foot and mouth disease will be removed from Cheshire, Huntingdonshire, Devonshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, the Ministry of Agriculture announced last night.
Despite this, MAFF officials lifted foot- and-mouth infected area restrictions covering 1,300 farms in the South West.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food has lifted foot-and-mouth infected area restrictions covering 1,300 farms in one of the worst-hit areas of Britain.