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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Strict  \Strict\,  a.  [Compar.  {Stricter};  superl.  {Strictest}.] 
  [L.  strictus  p.  p.  of  stringere  to  draw  or  bind  tight,  to 
  strain.  See  {Strain},  and  cf  {Strait},  a.] 
  1.  Strained;  drawn  close  tight;  as  a  strict  embrace;  a 
  strict  ligature.  --Dryden. 
  2.  Tense;  not  relaxed;  as  a  strict  fiber. 
  3.  Exact;  accurate;  precise;  rigorously  nice;  as  to  keep 
  strict  watch;  to  pay  strict  attention.  --Shak. 
  It  shall  be  still  in  strictest  measure.  --Milton. 
  4.  Governed  or  governing  by  exact  rules  observing  exact 
  rules  severe;  rigorous;  as  very  strict  in  observing  the 
  Sabbath.  ``Through  the  strict  senteries.''  --Milton. 
  5.  Rigidly;  interpreted;  exactly  limited;  confined; 
  restricted;  as  to  understand  words  in  a  strict  sense 
  6.  (Bot.)  Upright,  or  straight  and  narrow;  --  said  of  the 
  shape  of  the  plants  or  their  flower  clusters. 
  Syn:  Exact;  accurate;  nice;  close  rigorous;  severe. 
  Usage:  {Strict},  {Severe}.  Strict,  applied  to  a  person, 
  denotes  that  he  conforms  in  his  motives  and  acts  to  a 
  principle  or  code  by  which  he  is  bound;  severe  is 
  strict  with  an  implication  often  but  not  always  of 
  harshness.  Strict  is  opposed  to  lax;  severe  is  opposed 
  to  gentle. 
  And  rules  as  strict  his  labored  work  confine,  As 
  if  the  Stagirite  o'erlooked  each  line  --Pope. 
  Soon  moved  with  touch  of  blame,  thus  Eve:  - 
  ``What  words  have  passed  thy  lips,  Adam 
  severe!''  --Milton. 
  {The  Strict  Observance},  or  {Friars  of  the  Strict 
  Observance}.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  See  {Observance}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  rigidly  accurate;  allowing  no  deviation  from  a  standard; 
  "rigorous  application  of  the  law";  "a  strict 
  vegetarian"  [syn:  {rigorous}] 
  2:  (of  rules)  stringently  enforced;  "hard-and-fast  rules"  [syn: 
  3:  incapable  of  compromise  or  flexibility  [syn:  {rigid}] 
  4:  not  indulgent;  "strict  parents"  [syn:  {nonindulgent}] 
  5:  unsparing  and  uncompromising  in  discipline  or  judgment;  "a 
  parent  severe  to  the  pitch  of  hostility"-  H.G.Wells;  "a 
  hefty  six-footer  with  a  rather  severe  mien";  "a  strict 
  disciplinarian";  "a  Spartan  upbringing"  [syn:  {severe},  {spartan}] 
  6:  severe  and  unremitting  in  making  demands;  "an  exacting 
  instructor";  "a  stern  disciplinarian";  "strict  standards" 
  [syn:  {stern},  {exacting}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  function  f  is  strict  in  an  argument  if 
  f  bottom  =  bottom 
  (See  {bottom}).  In  other  words  the  result  depends  on  the 
  argument  so  evaluation  of  an  application  of  the  function 
  cannot  terminate  until  evaluation  of  the  argument  has 
  If  the  result  is  only  {bottom}  when  the  argument  is  bottom 
  then  the  function  is  also  {bottom-unique}. 
  See  also  {strict  evaluation},  {hyperstrict}. 

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