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"restriction" in British English

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restrictionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈstrɪk.ʃən/
C2 an ​officiallimit 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 ​presidenturged other ​countries to lift the ​trade restrictions.

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(Definition of restriction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"restriction" in American English

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restrictionnoun [C/U]

 us   /rɪˈstrɪk·ʃən/
something that ​limits someone's ​actions or ​movement, or ​limits the ​amount, ​size, etc., of something: [C] You can get a ​discountfare, but some restrictions (= ​rules about ​limits)apply.
(Definition of restriction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"restriction" in Business English

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restrictionnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈstrɪkʃən/
[C, usually plural] an ​officiallimit or ​control on what ​people or ​companies are ​allowed to do, or on what can ​happen: impose/place/put restrictions on sth This ​practiceimposes unneccessary restrictions on ​employment. ease/lift/tighten restrictions on sth Chinese ​officials called on the U.S. to ​ease restrictions on ​exportinghigh-techgoods 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, ​higherprices, and ​reducedaccessibility.
(Definition of restriction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “restriction”
in Arabic تَحْديد…
in Korean 제한…
in Portuguese restrição, limitação…
in Catalan restricció…
in Japanese 規制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受(尤指官方)限制的,受约束的…
in Turkish kısıtlama, sınırlama, tahdit…
in Russian ограничение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受(尤指官方)限制的,受約束的…
in Italian restrizione…
in Polish ograniczenie…
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