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Overview of noun restrictiveness

The noun restrictiveness has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. restrictiveness

(a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat'))

2. unpermissiveness, restrictiveness

(a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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