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Strict (IPA: /ˈstɹɪkt/)


Strict (a.)

Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature.

Strict (a.)

Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.

Strict (a.)

Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention.

Strict (a.)

Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath.

Strict (a.)

Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.

Strict (a.)

Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A man provided with paper, pencil, and rubber, and subject to strict discipline, is in effect a universal machine." - Alan Turing

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A theorem is a proposition which is a strict logical consequence of certain definitions and other propositions" - Anatol Rapoport

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Anyway, my money is still on use strict vars . . ." - Larry Wall

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice." - Abraham Lincoln

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I suppose you could switch grammars once you've seen 'use strict subs'." - Larry Wall


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