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ˈlɪm ɪ tɪŋlim·it·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modification, qualifying, limitingadjective

    the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

  2. confining, constraining, constrictive, limiting, restrictingadjective

    restricting the scope or freedom of action

  3. limitingadjective

    strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase

    "the restrictive clause in `Each made a list of the books that had influenced him' limits the books on the list to only those particular ones defined by the clause"


  1. limiting

    In electronics, a limiter is a circuit that allows signals below a specified input power or level to pass unaffected while attenuating (lowering) the peaks of stronger signals that exceed this threshold. Limiting is a type of dynamic range compression. Clipping is an extreme version of limiting. Limiting is any process by which the amplitude of a signal is prevented from exceeding a predetermined value. Limiters are common as a safety device in live sound and broadcast applications to prevent sudden volume peaks from occurring. Limiters are also used as protective features in some components of sound reinforcement systems (e.g., powered mixing boards and power amplifiers) and in some bass amplifiers, to prevent unwanted distortion or loudspeaker damage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limiting

    of Limit


  1. Limiting

    Limiting: Any process by which a specified characteristic of the output of a device is prevented from exceeding a predetermined value. Limiting can refer to non-linear clipping, in which a signal is passed through normally but "sheared off" when it would normally exceed a certain threshold. It can also refer to a type of variable-gain audio level compression, in which the gain of an amplifier is changed very quickly to prevent the signal from going over a certain amplitude. ⁕Hard limiting is a limiting action in which there is ⁕ over the permitted dynamic range, negligible variation in the expected characteristic of the output signal, and ⁕ a steady-state signal, at the maximum permitted level, for the duration of each period when the output would otherwise be required to exceed the permitted dynamic range in order to correspond to the transfer function of the device. ⁕Soft limiting is limiting in which the transfer function of a device is a function of its instantaneous or integrated output level. The output waveform is therefore distorted, but not clipped. This article incorporates public domain material from the General Services Administration document "Federal Standard 1037C".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limiting in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limiting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of limiting in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Palmieri:

    I think what will matter a year from now is how each candidate stood on the stage and said they would cut Planned Parenthood, we know that women, beyond a Republican primary, they look at defunding Planned Parenthood as limiting women's health choices.

  2. Cliodna McNulty:

    Most coughs, colds, sore throats, flu and sinus infections are self-limiting and will get better on their own. Antibiotics only improve symptoms by about 8-12 hours.

  3. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

    The concern has been expressed that Congress could be using the subpoena power to harass a political rival, what is the limiting principle.

  4. Thiruman Archunan:

    Good and bad are not of different kinds but only vary in degree; both vary in quantity not in quality. There is nothing called quality but only a variation in quantity; a quality is an effect of varying quantities. This way a good becomes bad at a limiting point that is known to us; but a bad already became bad at a limit that is not known to us!

  5. Lorie Logan:

    The presence of these facilities should create confidence that liquidity at a backstop rate will be available in overnight money markets as needed, potentially limiting the demand forprecautionary liquidity and the run-like dynamics that can occur.

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