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Noun: constraint  kun'streynt
  1. The state of being physically constrained
    "dogs should be kept under constraint";
    - restraint
  2. A device that retards something's motion
    "the car did not have proper constraints fitted";
    - restraint
  3. The act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behaviour of others
  4. (mathematics) a condition that a solution to a problem must satisfy

Derived forms: constraints

Type of: confinement, device, restriction

Encyclopedia: Constraint