constraint

<programming, mathematics>

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.

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Last updated: 2002-06-08

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