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Limit meaning

limit - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor.
  2. 2. The space or thing defined by limits.
  3. 3. A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.
  4. 4. A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.
  5. 5. A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent.
  6. 6. To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.
  7. 7. To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar.
  8. 8. Boundary; end; restriction.
  9. 9. To confine within bounds; restrain.

limit - examples of usage

  1. Nor is it to be imagined that we are anywhere near the limit of speed. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  2. It is very important to observe that there is no end nor limit to the number of various things which a rich man will like to have, if he can get them. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. How could it be otherwise when he still was unable to force it back beyond a certain limit? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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