limitation meaning

[ ˌlimi'teiʃən ] Pronunciation:   "limitation" in a sentence
Noun: limitation  `limi'teyshun
  1. A principle that limits the extent of something
    - restriction 
  2. The quality of being limited or restricted
    "it is a good plan but it has serious limitations" 
  3. The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
    "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
    - limit 
  4. (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought
    "statute of limitations" 
  5. An act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
    - restriction

Derived forms: limitations

See also: limit

Type of: disadvantage, indefinite quantity, regulating, regulation, rule, time limit

Encyclopedia: Limitation

noun [C]


a rule, fact or condition that limits sth:

to impose limitations on imports

Make clear the budget available and any budgetary limitations.



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  1. did not you see the limitation of speed?
  2. he knows his limitations as a writer.
  3. we can't transcend the limitations of the ego.
  4. it is likewise a severe limitation.
  5. within the limitation you are free to do as you choose.

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