What does limitation mean?

Definitions for limitation
ˌlɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃənlim·i·ta·tion

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

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

  2. Limitation(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  4. Limitation(verb)

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

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

  5. Limitation(verb)

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

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

  6. Limitation(verb)

    a settling of an estate or property by specific rules

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

  7. Limitation(verb)

    a restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation

    Etymology: [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

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  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

Examples of limitation in a Sentence

  1. Peter Altmaier:

    We are ready to talk to all the companies concerned about what we can do to minimize the negative consequences, that means, it is concretely about damage limitation.

  2. Liz Sanders:

    We're limited because we can't really examine how people are behaving; we just know how they say they're behaving. So that is one limitation with any self-reported survey.

  3. Myron Tribus:

    Knowledge without know-how is sterile. We use the word 'academic' in a pejorative sense to identify this limitation.

  4. Jean Todt:

    It was a disappointment when Ferrari decided to use its veto right on the price of limitation, for the customer teams, so I have been trying to see what could be an option, a veto is like having a gun in the pocket, so you must be careful when you use it.

  5. Chief Executive Pascal Soriot:

    In terms of the size, it would depend on any limitation related to our ability to finance it and how much additional profit we would generate, every case is different.

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