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10:16 Sep 19, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO] Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase:constraint
a constraint is a semantic condition or restriction on elements
Explanation: here we have a problem because the natural translation for "constraint" is "restrição", but that would also be the natural translation for "restriction" that comes afterwards. In view of that, I opted for a synonim. However, there may be a more specific translation in the field you're working with (I'm not an expert)
Yet another possibility would be to use "restrição" for "constraint" and "limitação" por "restriction".
José Malaquias Portugal Local time: 15:37 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in pair: 56
Explanation: Concordo com as definicoes dos colegas acima. Dependendo do contexto voce pode tambem usar inibicao, que define dois dos significados da palavra original - constraint, que sao acanhamento e reserva.