Constrain vs Constraint what difference

what is difference between Constrain and Constraint

English

Etymology

From Middle English constreinen, from Old French constreindre, from Latin cōnstringō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈstɹeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Hyphenation: con‧strain

Verb

constrain (third-person singular simple present constrains, present participle constraining, simple past and past participle constrained)

  1. (transitive) To force physically, by strong persuasion or pressuring; to compel; to oblige.
  2. (transitive) To keep within close bounds; to confine.
  3. (transitive) To reduce a result in response to limited resources.

Related terms

  • constraint
  • constrict
  • restrain
  • strain

Translations

Anagrams

  • consarn it, consarnit, introscan, non-racist, nonracist, transonic


English

Etymology

From Middle English constreynt, constreynte, from Old French constreinte, past participle of constreindre (to constrain), from Latin cōnstringō (corresponding to the past participle cōnstrictus).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈstɹeɪnt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪnt

Noun

constraint (countable and uncountable, plural constraints)

  1. Something that constrains; a restriction.
  2. An irresistible force or compulsion.
  3. The repression of one’s feelings.
  4. (mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  5. (databases) A linkage or other restriction that maintains database integrity.

Derived terms

  • constraint satisfaction

Related terms

  • constrain
  • constrict
  • restraint

Translations

Further reading

  • constraint on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • in contrast

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