## constraint

A Boolean relation, often an equality or ineqality relation, between the values of one or more mathematical variables. E.g. x>3 is a constraint on x. The process of constraint satisfaction attempts to assign values to variables so that all constraints are true.

Usenet newsgroup: comp.constraints. *FAQ*.

Last updated: 2002-06-08

### Nearby terms:

constant mapping ♦ **constraint** ♦ constraint functional programming

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