restrictiveness(redirected from Restrictive clause (in English))
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Related to Restrictive clause (in English): nonrestrictive clause
a. Of or relating to restriction.
b. Tending or serving to restrict; limiting.
2. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a subordinate clause or phrase that identifies the noun, phrase, or clause it modifies and limits or restricts its meaning, as the clause who live in glass houses in People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
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|Noun||1.||restrictiveness - a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')|
|2.||restrictiveness - a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits|
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