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"restricted" in British English

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restrictedadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈstrɪk.tɪd/
C1 limited, ​especially by ​officialrules, ​laws, etc.: Building in this ​area of ​town is restricted. Membership is restricted to (= it is only for)chiefexecutiveofficers. Our ​view of the ​stage was restricted (= ​objectsprevented us from ​seeing the ​wholestage). A restricted ​area is one that you need ​officialpermission to ​enter because the ​police or the ​armedforceswant to ​keep it ​secret, or because it is ​considereddangerous: Wellington Barracks is a restricted ​area and anyone who ​enters should have ​identification. A restricted ​document is one that you need ​officialpermission to ​read because the ​governmentwants to ​keep it ​secret.
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(Definition of restricted from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"restricted" in Business English

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restrictedadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈstrɪktɪd/
limited in ​amount or ​range: Job ​opportunities are severely restricted at the moment.restricted goods/service/supply Engineering ​work will also ​mean restricted ​services between London and the Midlands.restricted to sb/sth Access to the ​system is now restricted to ​authorizedstaff.
STOCK MARKET, WORKPLACE used to describe ​shares given to ​employees or ​sold to them at a ​reducedprice, which they are then not ​allowed to ​sell for a particular ​period: The Company ​grants no restricted ​stock and has no ​long-termincentiveplan. restricted ​shares/​stock/securities
(Definition of restricted from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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