What does limitation mean?

Definitions for limitationˌlɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word limitation.

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)


  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

  8. Origin: [L. limitatio: cf. F. limitation. See Limit, v. t.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bruce Lee:

    Having no limitation as limitation

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    Our true enemies are: ignorance and limitation.

  3. Jackie Joyner-Kersee:

    Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.

  4. John Kerry:

    We do not think an AUMF should include a geographic limitation.

  5. Chase LeBlanc:

    Fludity and capacity are business skills - rigidity and limitation are not!

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