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English definition of “stringent”

stringent

adjective     /ˈstrɪndʒənt/
stringent laws , tests , etc. are extremely severe or limiting and must be obeyed : Stringent security measures have been introduced at all airports . Regulators are forcing issuers to adopt more stringent criteria . stringent rules / regulations / laws stringent conditions / requirements stringent checks / controls / tests
ECONOMICS involving very little money being available for spending or borrowing as a result of firm controls : Stringent cost management is counterproductive when it interferes with a firm's ability to grow .stringent cost-cutting/cuts Prices are now falling slightly after stringent budget-deficit cuts .
stringently adverb
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