Definition of Constraint

1. Noun. The state of being physically constrained. "Dogs should be kept under restraint"

Exact synonyms: Restraint
Generic synonyms: Confinement
Specialized synonyms: Cage
Derivative terms: Restrain



2. Noun. A device that retards something's motion. "The car did not have proper restraints fitted"

3. Noun. The act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others.
Generic synonyms: Confinement, Restriction
Specialized synonyms: Swaddling Clothes

Definition of Constraint

1. n. The act of constraining, or the state of being constrained; that which compels to, or restrains from, action; compulsion; restraint; necessity.

Definition of Constraint

1. Noun. Something that constrains. ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Constraint

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Constraint

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Literary usage of Constraint

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1. Ethics: An Investigation of the Facts and Laws of the Moral Life by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1901)
"The lowest of these motives is that of external constraint. ... We say of a person who is influenced by external constraint to refrain from direct violation ..."

2. The Yoga-system of PataƱjali: The Book of the Spiritual Man : an Interpretation by PataƱjali, Vyāsa, Vācaspatimiśra (1914)
"5 Consequences of mastery of constraint - 6. Three stages of constraint - . . 7. ... Consequences of constraint upon the mutations - - Consequences of ..."

3. Publications (1848)
"And accordingly, the civil state and magistracy judging in spiritual things, who knows not what constraint lies upon all consciences, in old and New England ..."

4. Probability of Sea Level Rise by James G. Titus, Vijay K. Narayanan (1998)
"... a- ll Given the values for the parameters suggested by Bindschadler, L=397.86 km. To check our value of LL against the mass constraint, we consider LL*, ..."

5. The Advanced Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies by Edward John Routh (1905)
"When the constraint is partly loosened, ie when the system is allowed to move ... Effect of introducing a constraint. Supposing a system to be oscillating ..."

6. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"In anguish and by dire constraint perforce Returning to Olympus, and thereby Bring a like ruin upon all in heaven ? For He would leave these armies then, ..."

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