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adjective     restricted pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    intended only for people who have been given special permission

    The officers were caught photographing in a restricted military zone.

    This is a restricted area.

    1. a.
      only for the use of or only including particular people or purposes
      restricted to:

      Access is restricted to the elderly.

      The information was restricted to senior management.

      This trend isn’t restricted to fortysomething males.

  2. 2
    controlled by laws or rules

    Freedom of the press is restricted here.

    restricted in:

    Officials are restricted in their movements in the central zone.

  3. 3
    limited in what it is possible to do

    The accident left me with restricted movement in my right arm.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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