Definitions for limitationˌlɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lim•i•ta•tionˌlɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. a limiting condition; restrictive weakness; lack of capacity:

    to know one's limitations.

  2. something that limits; a limit or bound; restriction.

  3. the act of limiting.

  4. the state of being limited.

  5. a period of time, defined by statute, during which legal action may be taken.

    Category: Law

Origin of limitation:

1350–1400; ME < L līmitātiō fixing of boundaries, der. of līmitāre to enclose within boundaries

Princeton's WordNet

  1. restriction, limitation(noun)

    a principle that limits the extent of something

    "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

  2. limitation(noun)

    the quality of being limited or restricted

    "it is a good plan but it has serious limitations"

  3. limit, limitation(noun)

    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"

  4. limitation(noun)

    (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought

    "statute of limitations"

  5. limitation, restriction(noun)

    an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. limitation(noun)ˌlɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən

    when there is a limit

    attempts to remove limitations on creativity

Wiktionary

  1. limitation(Noun)

    The act of limiting or the state of being limited.

  2. limitation(Noun)

    A restriction that limits something.

  3. limitation(Noun)

    An imperfection or shortcoming which limits somethings use or value.

  4. limitation(Noun)

    A time period after which some legal action may no longer be brought.

    The lawyer obtained impunity by dragging his obviously guilty client's case beyond the 10 years limitation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limitation(verb)

    the act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council

  2. Limitation(verb)

    that which limits; a restriction; a qualification; a restraining condition, defining circumstance, or qualifying conception; as, limitations of thought

  3. Limitation(verb)

    a certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg, or exercise their functions; also, the time during which they were permitted to exercise their functions in such a district

  4. Limitation(verb)

    a limited time within or during which something is to be done

  5. Limitation(verb)

    a certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit

  6. Limitation(verb)

    a settling of an estate or property by specific rules

  7. Limitation(verb)

    a restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'limitation' in Nouns Frequency: #1474


Translations for limitation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

limitation(noun)

an act of limiting.

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