[kuh n-streynt] /kənˈstreɪnt/
limitation or restriction.
repression of natural feelings and impulses:
to practice constraint.
unnatural restraint in manner, conversation, etc.; embarrassment.
something that .
the act of .
the condition of being .
Linguistics. a restriction on the operation of a linguistic rule or the occurrence of a linguistic construction.
compulsion, force, or restraint
repression or control of natural feelings or impulses
a forced unnatural manner; inhibition
something that serves to constrain; restrictive condition: social constraints kept him silent
(linguistics) any very general restriction on a sentence formation rule
late 14c., “distress, oppression,” from Old French constreinte “binding, constraint, compulsion” (Modern French contrainte), fem. noun from constreint, past participle of constreindre, from Vulgar Latin *constrinctus, from Latin constrictus (see constrain). Meaning “coercion, compulsion” is from 1530s.
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 (http://cs.unh.edu/ccc/archive/).
- Constraint handling in prolog
language (CHIP) A constraint logic programming language developed by M. Dincbas at ECRC, Munich, Germany in 1985 which includes Boolean unification and a symbolic simplex-like algorithm. CHIP introduced the domain-variable model. [“The Constraint Logic Programming Language CHIP”, M. Dincbas et al, Proc 2nd Intl Conf on Fifth Generation Computer Sys, Tokyo (Nov 1988), pp.249-264]. [“Constraint […]
language An object-oriented constraint language based on CSP. An extension of Common Lisp and CLOS. [“ConstraintLisp: An Object-Oriented Constraint Programming Language”, Bing Liu (ex firstname.lastname@example.org) et al, SIGPLAN Notices 27(11):17-26, Nov 1992]. (2000-04-02)
- Constraint logic programming
(CLP) A programming framework based (like Prolog) on LUSH (or SLD) resolution, but in which unification has been replaced by a constraint solver. A CLP interpreter contains a Prolog-like inference engine and an incremental constraint solver. The engine sends constraints to the solver one at a time. If the new constraint is consistent with the […]
[kuh n-streynt] /kənˈstreɪnt/ noun 1. limitation or restriction. 2. repression of natural feelings and impulses: to practice constraint. 3. unnatural restraint in manner, conversation, etc.; embarrassment. 4. something that . 5. the act of . 6. the condition of being . 7. Linguistics. a restriction on the operation of a linguistic rule or the occurrence […]