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"stringent" in British English

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stringentadjective

uk   us   /ˈstrɪn.dʒənt/
  • stringent adjective (SEVERE)

having a very ​severeeffect, or being ​extremelylimiting: The most stringent laws in the ​world are ​uselessunless there is the will to ​enforce them. We need to ​introduce more stringent ​security measures such as ​identitycards. Stringent ​safety regulations were ​introduced after the ​accident.
  • stringent adjective (LIMITING MONEY)

specialized finance & economics involving not enough ​money being ​available for ​borrowing as a ​result of ​firmcontrols on the ​amount of ​money in an ​economy: Already ​lowlivingstandards have been ​worsened by stringent ​economicreforms.
stringency
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈstrɪn.dʒən.si/
The stringency of the ​safetyregulationsthreatens to put many ​manufacturers out of ​business. Greater financial stringency is ​needed to ​eradicateinflation from the ​economy.
stringently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Fire ​regulations are stringently ​enforced in all ​ourfactories.
(Definition of stringent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stringent" in American English

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stringentadjective

 us   /ˈstrɪn·dʒənt/
extremely limiting or ​difficult; ​severe: Members of the ​organization have to be ​willing to ​abide by the stringent ​rules. The ​city has stringent fire-safety ​standards.
(Definition of stringent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stringent" in Business English

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stringentadjective

uk   us   /ˈstrɪndʒənt/
stringent ​laws, ​tests, etc. are extremely severe or ​limiting and must be obeyed: Stringent ​securitymeasures have been ​introduced at all ​airports. Regulators are ​forcing issuers to ​adopt more stringentcriteria. 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 ​firmcontrols: Stringent ​costmanagement 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
Drugs are the most stringently ​regulated of all ​consumergoods.
(Definition of stringent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stringent”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严重的, 严格的,苛刻的…
in Turkish sıkı, sert, katı…
in Russian строгий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴重的, 嚴格的,苛刻的…
in Polish surowy…
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