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We call this relationship your full income constraint. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Nor is there a financial constraint on policies for growth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We know that budgetary constraint is unavoidable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The overtones of patriotism impose powerful moral constraints. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The dealer talked about legal constraints on him and doing his work legally. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Planning is not the main constraint holding back the construction of new houses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These findings are a reflection of choices made by individuals subject to a full income constraint. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)How does he solve these financial constraints? The Sun (2016)The parade has already been scaled back to allow for budgetary constraints resulting from the economic crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Current legal constraints unacceptably hamper our efforts to deal with extremists. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the main constraints are longer term. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The interest earnings on the lottery prize pushes your full income constraint up in our graph. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995) Financial constraints make it easier to survive as a solo act or a duo. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Show your full income constraint before and after taxes. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)And was it affordable within financial and manpower constraints? NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)How is the full income constraint changed by this specification? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)There is a serious intellectual case for scaling back commitments in line with changed threats and budgetary constraints. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the financial constraints that the department faced meant that it would have been irresponsible to try to avoid them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This imposes special responsibilities, and may impose very real constraints on activities throughout the system. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Investors now also face additional constraints imposed by the Government. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Legal constraints weighed heavily on Fenton. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Thus, we might say that rational individuals take actions that move them closer toward their goals subject to income and time constraints. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)They are also set in the context of budgetary constraints and political pressures that may affect government's ability or willingness to pay. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)While the system has a gold standard in quality for apprenticeships, this can impose constraints that make it harder to adapt to new digital industries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But they and the public should not be blind to the legal realities and constraints, or the real-life dangers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'constraint'
British English: constraint NOUN
A constraint is something that limits or controls what you can do.
Their decision to abandon the trip was made because of financial constraints.
Definition of constraint from the Collins English Dictionary
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