Definitions of constraint

  1. the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of constraining Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a device that stops something from moving; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The act of constraining, or the state of being constrained; that which compels to, or restrains from, action; compulsion; restraint; necessity. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Compulsion, force; necessity; repression; lack of naturalness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Irresistible force: compulsion: confinement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Compulsion; confinement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Compulsion; repression; embarrassment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Irresistible force, restraint, compulsion, or confinement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Any force or power, physical or moral, that compels to do or keeps from doing; urgency. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. A Boolean relation, often anequality or ineqality relation, between the values of one ormore mathematical variables (often two). E.g. x>3 is aconstraint on x. constraint satisfaction attempts to assignvalues to variables so that all constraints are true.Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.constraints. FAQ(http://cs.unh.edu/ccc/archive/). foldoc_fs
  14. Compulsion; confinement; restraint of natural feelings, constrained manner. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. Compulsion, violence, confinement. Complete Dictionary