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restriction

noun
 
 
/rɪˈstrɪkʃən/
[C, usually plural] an official limit or control on what people or companies are allowed to do, or on what can happen: impose/place/put restrictions on sth This practice imposes unneccessary restrictions on employment. ease/lift/tighten restrictions on sth Chinese officials called on the U.S. to ease restrictions on exporting high-tech goods to China. advertising/trade restrictions export/import restrictions financial/investment restrictions
[U] the act of putting a limit or control on something: restriction of sth The concentration of retailing could lead to restriction of choice, higher prices, and reduced accessibility.
(Definition of restriction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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