Constraint

  • 1 Constraint — is an element factor or a subsystem that works as a bottleneck. It restricts an entity, project, or system (such as a manufacturing or decision making process) from achieving its potential (or higher level of output) with reference to its goal.… …

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  • 2 Constraint — Con*straint , n. [OF. constrainte, F. constrainte.] The act of constraining, or the state of being constrained; that which compels to, or restrains from, action; compulsion; restraint; necessity. [1913 Webster] Long imprisonment and hard… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 constraint — UK US /kənˈstreɪnt/ noun [C] ► something that controls what you can do by keeping you within particular limits: »The constraint of distribution costs remains the severest of all. budget/financial, etc. constraints »This growth in revenue may… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 constraint — [n1] force a must*, coercion, compulsion, driving, duress, goad, hang up*, impelling, impulsion, monkey*, motive, necessity, no no*, pressure, repression, restraint, spring, spur, suppression, violence; concepts 14,121 constraint [n2] shyness… …

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  • 5 constraint — late 14c., distress, oppression, from O.Fr. constreinte binding, constraint, compulsion (Mod.Fr. contrainte), fem. noun from constreint, pp. of constreindre, from V.L. *constrinctus, from L. constrictus (see CONSTRAIN (Cf. constrain)). Meaning… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Constraint — Constraint. См. Реакция связи. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 7 constraint — I (imprisonment) noun act of keeping in, apprehension, arrest, bondage, bonds, bounds, captivity, care, charge, commitment, confinement, containment, control, custodianship, custody, detainment, detention, encincture, enclosure, enthrallment,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 constraint — compulsion, coercion, duress, restraint, *force, violence Analogous words: suppression, repression (see corresponding verbs at SUPPRESS): impelling or impulsion, driving or drive (see corresponding verbs at MOVE): goad, spur, *motive, spring:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 constraint — ► NOUN 1) a limitation or restriction. 2) stiffness of manner and inhibition …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 constraint — [kən strānt′] n. [ME constreinte < OFr: see CONSTRAIN] 1. a constraining or being constrained; specif., a) confinement or restriction b) compulsion or coercion 2. a) repression of natural feelings or behavior …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Constraint — Mit Constraints (deutsch „Zwangsbedingungen“) werden in diversen Programmiersprachen Bedingungen definiert, die zwingend vom Wert einer Variablen erfüllt werden müssen, damit der Wert ins System übernommen werden kann. In Datenbanksystemen finden …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 12 constraint — n. restriction 1) to impose, place, put a constraint on, upon 2) legal constraints control 3) to show constraint compulsion 4) under constraint (to act under constraint) * * * [kən streɪnt] place put a constraint on upon [ control ] to show… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 constraint — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ important, major ▪ severe, tight ▪ The government has placed tight constraints on spending this year. ▪ budget, budgetary …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 constraint — One proposal for solving the problem of free will and determinism is that we distinguish between acting when caused to do so, which if determinism is correct always happens, and acting under constraint, i.e. when restrictions on our options exist …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 15 constraint — [[t]kənstre͟ɪnt[/t]] constraints 1) N COUNT: oft adj N, N on n A constraint is something that limits or controls what you can do. Their decision to abandon the trip was made because of financial constraints... Water shortages in the area will be… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 constraint — noun 1 (C) something that limits your freedom to do what you want; restriction (+ on): These new policies place additional constraints on housing projects. | financial/legal/cultural etc constraints: Financial constraints limited her choice of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 constraint */*/ — UK [kənˈstreɪnt] / US noun Word forms constraint : singular constraint plural constraints 1) [countable, often plural] something that limits your freedom to do what you want The organization has to operate within the usual democratic constraints …

    English dictionary

  • 18 constraint — con|straint W3 [kənˈstreınt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: constrainte, from constraindre; CONSTRAIN] 1.) something that limits your freedom to do what you want = ↑restriction constraint on ▪ Constraints on spending have forced the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 constraint — A factor of production, a shortage of which prevents an organization achieving higher levels of performance. A constraint results from the impact of a limiting factor (or principal budget factor), which must be eliminated or reduced before the… …

    Accounting dictionary

  • 20 constraint — A factor of production, a shortage of which prevents an organization achieving higher levels of performance. A constraint results from the impact of a limiting factor (or principal budget factor), which must be eliminated or reduced before the… …

    Big dictionary of business and management