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2018-19 Topicality "Restrictions"

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Found a couple of interesting definitions that could be used in 2018-2019. The first is a definition of "restrictions", the second "restriction", and the third "plural".


Restrictions don't have to be laws, they can be implicit limitations.

Business Dictionary NDG (http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/restrictions.html)

[Restrictions are] Limitations which cannot be exceeded or rules which cannot be broken. These can be either explicit or implicit. For example, a company may have restrictions on employees from taking personal calls unless it is an emergency.


Restriction = official rule.

Collins Dictionary NDG (https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/restriction)

A restriction is an official rule that limits what you can do or that limits the amount or size of something.


Don't let them get away with a definition of restriction and not restrictions, the word "plural" can signify a multitude of different things. The best, most accurate, and clearest definition is one that accounts for the plural version of "restriction".

Dictionary.com NDG (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/plural)

1. consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one. 2. pertaining to or involving a plurality of persons or things. 3. being one of such a plurality.


Here are a couple of definitions I found pretty interesting. The first offers a definition that could be used with kritiks, as long as you are able to make a strong we meet argument. The second is probably gonna be the most common neg argument (the common sense, probably basic definition). And the third is a definition of plural, which you can use to make an argument about the strongest definition being the one that accounts for the plural form of regulations.


Good luck next year!



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