constraint

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Constraint is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /kənˈstreɪnt/
  • SAMPA: /k@n"streInt/

Noun[change]

Singular
constraint

Plural
constraints

  1. A constraint is a limit.
    Perhaps the main constraint is lack of money.
    Financial constraints have forced hospitals to treat more patients more rapidly.
    In the Middle East, there are often tight constraints on women's activities.

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