Word:

Constraint

Con`straint´
n.1.The act of constraining, or the state of being constrained; that which compels to, or restrains from, action; compulsion; restraint; necessity.
Long imprisonment and hard constraint.
- Spenser.
Not by constraint, but by my choice, I came.
- Dryden.
Noun1.constraint - the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"
Synonyms: restraint
2.constraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
Synonyms: restraint
3.constraint - the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others

CONSTRAINT. In the civil and Scottish law, by this term is understood what, in the common law, is known by the name of duress.
     2. It is a general rule, that when one is compelled into a contract, there is no effectual consent, though, ostensibly, there is the form of it. In such case the contract will be declared void.
     3. The constraint requisite thus to annul a contract, must be a vis aut me us qui cadet in constantem virum, such as would shake a man of firmness and resolution. 3 Ersk. 1, Sec. 16; and 4, 1, Sec. 26; 1 Bell's Conn. B. 3, part 1, o. 1, s. 1, art. 1, page 295.

(programming, mathematics)constraint - A Boolean relation, often an equality or ineqality relation, between the values of one or more mathematical variables (often two). E.g. x>3 is a constraint on x. constraint satisfaction attempts to assign values to variables so that all constraints are true.

Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.constraints. FAQ.
abnegation, abstinence, aloofness, aplomb, arrest, arrestation, backwardness, bashfulness, blankness, caging, calm, calmness, check, chilliness, circumscription, coaction, coercion, coldness, composure, compulsion, compulsiveness, confinement, conservatism, continence, control, cool, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, coolness, cramp, curb, curtailment, deceleration, denial, detachment, discipline, discreetness, discretion, dispassion, distance, drive, driving, duress, enforcement, evenness, exigency, expressionlessness, forbearance, forcing, frigidity, frostiness, frugality, gentleness, goad, golden mean, guardedness, happy medium, hindrance, iciness, impartiality, impassiveness, impassivity, impelling, impersonality, impoundment, impulse, impulsion, inaccessibility, independence, inevitability, inhibition, injunction, interdict, introversion, irresistibility, judiciousness, juste-milieu, legal restraint, lenity, lockup, meden agan, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, modesty, monopoly, motive, necessity, neutrality, nonviolence, nothing in excess, obligation, obligement, pacifism, penning, pinch, possession, press, pressure, prohibition, protection, protectionism, protective tariff, prudence, push, rash impulse, rationing, rein, remoteness, renouncement, renunciation, repose, repression, reserve, reservedness, restraint, restraint of trade, restriction, retardation, reticence, reticency, retirement, retiring disposition, retrenchment, self-abnegation, self-command, self-conquest, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, serenity, slowing down, soberness, sobriety, sophrosyne, spring, spur, stability, standoffishness, steadiness, stress, subduedness, suppression, tariff wall, temperance, temperateness, thought control, tranquillity, unaffability, unapproachability, uncongeniality, undemonstrativeness, unexcessiveness, unexpansiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, urge, urgency, via media, violence, withdrawal, withdrawnness
Translate Constraint to German, Translate Constraint to French
Browse
constitutionalise
Constitutionalism
Constitutionalist
Constitutionality
constitutionalize
Constitutionally
Constitutionist
Constitutive
Constitutively
Constitutor
Constrain
Constrainable
Constrained
Constrainedly
Constrainer
constraining
-- Constraint --
constraint functional programming
Constraint Handling In Prolog
Constraint Logic Programming
constraint satisfaction
Constraintive
ConstraintLisp
CONSTRAINTS
Constrict
Constricted
constricting
Constriction
Constrictive
Constrictor
Constrictor constrictor
Constringe
Constringent
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home