restricted

[[t]rɪstrɪ̱ktɪd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED Something that is restricted is quite small or limited.

...the monotony of a heavily restricted diet...

Plants, like animals, often have restricted habitats.

2) ADJ: v-link ADJ to n If something is restricted to a particular group, only members of that group have it. If it is restricted to a particular place, it exists only in that place.

Discipline problems are by no means restricted to children in families dependent on benefits...

The problem is not restricted to the southeast.

3) ADJ-GRADED A restricted area is one that only people with special permission can enter.

...a highly restricted area close to the old Khodinka airfield.

4) ADJ A restricted document is one that only people with special permission can read. [BRIT]

The charge was that, in February 1975, he had leaked a restricted document to a journalist.

(in AM, use classified)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • restricted — (adj.) limited, 1830, pp. adjective from RESTRICT (Cf. restrict); of documents, etc., secret, not for public release it is recorded from 1944. In U.S., restricted was a euphemism for off limits to Jews (1947). Manager: I m sorry, Mr. Marx, but we …   Etymology dictionary

  • restricted — ► ADJECTIVE 1) limited in extent, number, or scope. 2) not revealed or made open to the public for reasons of national security …   English terms dictionary

  • restricted — [ri strik′tid] adj. limited; confined; specif., ☆ a) limited to authorized personnel: said of documents, data, etc. ☆ b) excluding a certain group or groups; esp., limited to white gentiles restrictedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • restricted — Placed on a list that dictates that the trader may not maintain positions, solicit business, or provide indications in a stock, but may serve as broker in agency trade after being properly cleared. Traders are so restricted due to investment bank …   Financial and business terms

  • restricted — re|strict|ed [rıˈstrıktıd] adj 1.) small or limited in size, area, or amount ▪ It s difficult trying to work in such a restricted space. 2.) limited or controlled, especially by laws or rules ▪ Press freedom is severely restricted. restricted to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • restricted — re|strict|ed [ rı strıktəd ] adjective * 1. ) intended only for people who have been given special permission: The officers were caught photographing in a restricted military zone. restricted area/waters/airspace: This is a restricted area. a )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • restricted — adjective 1 small or limited in size, area, or amount: It s difficult trying to work in such a restricted space. 2 limited or controlled, especially by laws or rules: Press freedom is severely restricted. (+ to): The sale of alcohol is restricted …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • restricted */ — UK [rɪˈstrɪktɪd] / US [rɪˈstrɪktəd] adjective 1) a) intended only for people who have been given special permission The officers were caught photographing in a restricted military zone. This is a restricted area. b) only for the use of or only… …   English dictionary

  • restricted — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ The US may become more restricted in its use of economic sanctions. ▪ feel ▪ She felt restricted in her uniform …   Collocations dictionary


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