Definition of Constraint:

  1. A limitation or restriction.

  2. Element, factor, or subsystem that works as a bottleneck. It restricts an entity, project, or system (such as a manufacturing or decision making process) from achieving its potential (or higher level of output) with reference to its goal. See also theory of constraints.

Synonyms of Constraint

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, Restriction, Limitation, Curb, Check, Restraint, Control, Curtailment, Damper, Rein

How to use Constraint in a sentence?

  1. The home office decided to cut the travel budget by 50%, so due to this new constraint , the local office�s sales team couldn�t attend the trade show in Atlanta.
  2. When solving a problem it is important to know what constraint applies so that you can attempt to push against that constraint to find a unique solution.
  3. Time constraints make it impossible to do everything.
  4. I had to put a constraint on the virtual reality I was creating, so players would not be able to do anything they wanted.

Meaning of Constraint & Constraint Definition