Definitions for limitˈlɪm ɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the final, utmost, or furthest boundary or point as to extent, amount, continuance, etc.
a boundary or bound, as of a country or district.
limits, the premises or region enclosed within boundaries.
Math. a number such that the value of a given function remains arbitrarily close to this number when the independent variable is sufficiently close to a specified point or is sufficiently large.
the maximum sum by which a bet may be raised at any one time.
the limit,Informal. something or someone that exasperates, delights, etc., to an extreme degree.
(v.t.)to restrict by or as if by establishing limits.
to confine or keep within limits:
to limit expenditures.
Origin of limit:
1325–75; ME lymyt < L līmit-, s. of līmes boundary, strip of uncultivated land between fields
limit, bound, boundary(noun)
the greatest possible degree of something
"what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
terminus ad quem, terminal point, limit(noun)
final or latest limiting point
as far as something can go
limit, demarcation, demarcation line(noun)
the boundary of a specific area
limit, limit point, point of accumulation(noun)
the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
"there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)
place limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
limit, circumscribe, confine(verb)
restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a restriction on how much is possible or allowed
a time limit on/to how long you can keep a rented movie; What's the speed limit?
(of a place) beyond where you are allowed to go
The living room is off limits for the dogs.
to restrict what or how much is possible or allowed
We limit the number of copies people can buy.; I try to limit myself to two cups of coffee a day.; A lack of resources will limit the final results.
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
the space or thing defined by limits
that which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent
a restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance
a determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia
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
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
to beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar
In mathematics, a limit is the value that a function or sequence "approaches" as the input or index approaches some value. Limits are essential to calculus and are used to define continuity, derivatives, and integrals. The concept of a limit of a sequence is further generalized to the concept of a limit of a topological net, and is closely related to limit and direct limit in category theory. In formulas, limit is usually abbreviated as lim as in lim = a, and the fact of approaching a limit is represented by the right arrow as in an → a.
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Rank popularity for the word 'limit' in Nouns Frequency: #740
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Translations for limit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the farthest point or place; the boundary
There was no limit to his ambition.
- limitePortuguese (BR)
- die GrenzeGerman
- کرانه،حد و حدودPersian
- حد،ټكلى اندازهPashto
- предел; границаRussian
- sınır, hudutTurkish
- 界限Chinese (Trad.)
- межа, рубіжUkrainian
- ranh giớiVietnamese
- 界限Chinese (Simp.)
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