Associations to the word «Constraint»

Wiktionary

CONSTRAINT, noun. Something that constrains; a restriction.
CONSTRAINT, noun. (mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.

Dictionary definition

CONSTRAINT, noun. The state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint".
CONSTRAINT, noun. A device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted".
CONSTRAINT, noun. The act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others.

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain