constraining constraining  /kən ˈstreɪ nɪŋ/


  • (adj) restricting the scope or freedom of action


  1. Underwater Loans and the Supply Side of the Housing Market

    RealtyTrac’s members and partners are saying that one of the biggest problems in the housing marketing today is a lack of inventory. In terms of the supply and demand that make up any market, the inventory that is available for sale at any time of course represents the supply. What are the major factors that are constraining supply today? The biggest factors constraining supply of single family ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Astronomers Refine Distances to our Closest Spiral-Galaxy Neighbors

    M31 and M33 are two of the nearest spiral galaxies, and can form the basis for determining distances to more remote spiral galaxies and constraining the expansion rate of the Universe (the Hubble constant). Hence the relevance and importance of several new studies that employed near-infrared data to establish solid distances for M31 (Andromeda) and M33 (Triangulum) (e.g., Gieren et [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Universe Today


  1. "We are now on a solid path toward the president's new goal to achieve a balanced budget by 2012, while making the tax cuts permanent and better constraining spending," said White House budget director Rob Portman. "Congress should be...
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Rob Portman Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I'm willing to risk losing my job if that's necessary to set our fiscal house in order and get New Jersey out from the debt burden constraining our future," Corzine, 61, said in November.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Jon S Corzine Source: Bloomberg

  3. "I do believe the latter does have a significant role to play in constraining excessive leverage, excessive risk-taking and the other elements that lead to bubbles," said Bernanke, who has previously said it is hard for policymakers to burst an...
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters

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