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

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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.

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(cell and molecular biology)
The degradation of foreign deoxyribonucleic acid by restriction endonucleases capable of recognizing particular patterns of specificity.
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On land, an encumbrance limiting its use; usually imposed for community or mutual protection.
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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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The restrictions in Birmingham included banning people from travelling overseas, restrictions on the ownership and use of vehicles, and restrictions and notification of money transfers and restrictions on possession of cash.
Under RA 11231, agricultural public lands alienated or disposed in favor of qualified public land applicants shall not be subject to restrictions imposed on the registration, acquisition, encumbrance, transfer and conveyance of land covered by free patents under the Public Land Act.
Trump is considering a proposal to impose restrictions on the Pakistani diplomats' movement and require them to seek permission to move outside a 25-40 kilometers radius.
Results: Although patients in group-A (with post-maneuvre restrictions) had a better outcome than patients in group-B (without restrictions), (83.8% vs.
Hirschberg, 93 N.Y.2d 382 (1999), which remains the seminal case in New York regarding post-employment restrictions. As a starting point, it is important to remember that New York public policy decidedly disfavors the use of terms in an employment or separation agreement that seek to prevent an employee from pursuing his or her chosen occupation after the termination of their employment -- restrictions that place a real burden on a former employee's ability to earn a living.
Second, the altitudes you see on the legs are leg MEAs, not crossing restrictions. Restrictions (altitude and/or speed) are always noted at a fix as shown on the procedure in the article.
Mammalian cells also produce low levels of H2S, but this is the first time that this molecule has been linked directly to the health benefits of dietary restriction.
68 (2006)], a person is able to enforce a restriction under one of two possible scenarios (notwithstanding s.30, which imposes additional requirements in order for a restriction to be considered valid).
Leicester is the only community in Central Massachusetts listed as being under voluntary restrictions. The Cherry Valley and Rochdale Water District instituted water restrictions the same time other communities were placed under mandatory restriction.
Osius involved a restriction imposed by the common grantor of lot owners Osius and Barton.
Apart from that, dietary restriction also improved cellular recycling, repaired mechanisms involved in the function of the body, and thus lowered deterioration and cancer risk.
Bulgaria's Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism (MIET) requires ESO to justify each restriction by publishing proof on its website, according to reports of Capital daily.