constraint constraint  /kən ˈstreɪnt/


  1. (n) the state of being physically constrained
  2. (n) a device that retards something's motion
  3. (n) the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others



  1. And its a tribute to the author that his self-imposed constraint doesnt constrain the storytelling.
  2. the first: the fun comes from wondering if there really are enough crossword-worthy phrases that fit the constraint.
  3. The familiarity and comfortable constraint of a well-cut jacket and trousers make you feel safe and even a bit powerful.


  1. Horizon Business Funding Combines New Technology and Old-School Business Savvy

    Fresh Off New Expansion, Horizon Announces Proprietary Technology Testing Geared Towards Constraint Efficiencies
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. Revolutionary Treatment for Stroke Now Available in Western Australia

    Constraint Therapy Australia offers a new intensive rehabilitation program to help people who have suffered a stroke as well as those with cerebral palsy and some other neurological conditions. (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. Rice noted that the situation "is a constraint on the ability of any government to conclude" a deal.
    on Nov 6, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: ABC News

  2. "We really are looking at what would very likely be a 10 percent, or plus, unemployment rate unless we can get a very effective stimulus package going," Krugman said. "The constraint now is what is actually feasible in terms of spending,...
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Paul Krugman Source:

  3. "Societe Generale is under no constraint to merge with another financial company," Lagarde told France 2 television.
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Christine Lagarde Source: Reuters

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propriety propriety
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