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restriction

noun [C or U] uk   us   /rɪˈstrɪk.ʃən/
C2 an official limit on something: import/export/currency restrictions speed/parking restrictions At the turn of the century, Congress imposed/placed a height restriction of 13 storeys on all buildings in Washington. The president urged other countries to lift the trade restrictions.
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in Korean 제한…
in Arabic تَحْديد…
in Portuguese restrição, limitação…
in Catalan restricció…
in Japanese 規制…
in Italian restrizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受(尤指官方)限制的,受約束的…
in Russian ограничение…
in Turkish kısıtlama, sınırlama, tahdit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受(尤指官方)限制的,受约束的…
in Polish ograniczenie…
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