- a number such that the value of a given function remains arbitrarily close to this number when the independent variable is sufficiently close to a specified point or is sufficiently large. The limit of 1/x is zero as x approaches infinity; the limit of (x − 1)2 is zero as x approaches 1.
- a number such that the absolute value of the difference between terms of a given sequence and the number approaches zero as the index of the terms increases to infinity.
- one of two numbers affixed to the integration symbol for a definite integral, indicating the interval or region over which the integration is taking place and substituted in a primitive, if one exists, to evaluate the integral.
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However, Texas maintains strict limits on who can vote by mail.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
The reality is that SEO agencies have versatile profiles which support them in a particular market, but can become limits for other types of development.How would an SEO agency be built today? Part 2: Current business model(s)|Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Land
Of all of the restrictions, the most impactful has been the off-limit “target area” – a precise locations that is off limits to individuals named on the gang injunction.While We’re Rethinking Policing, It’s Time to End Gang Injunctions|Jamie Wilson|September 15, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Moreover, for all the social neediness of others that Terry had bathed in, his sudden disclosures suggested his time for listening had reached a limit.
Chemical clues within these superdeep diamonds suggest that there’s a previously unknown limit to how deep Earth’s carbon cycle goes.Earth’s rarest diamonds form from primordial carbon in the mantle|Carolyn Gramling|September 14, 2020|Science News
Environmentalists today generally prefer to limit roads and block new water projects, even in parched California.
This approach would greatly limit his appeal beyond the Northeast and the west coast.
The argument now is how to limit certain types of plays that banks can make under certain circumstances.
The foremost trendsetter of Scandi-sleek design and New Nordic food knows no limit to its progressive reputation.
Sadly, laws throughout the Middle East—from North Africa to the Gulf—limit the rights of religious minorities and non-believers.
The controlling center of consciousness is the extreme limit of the nares anteri.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
They had been permitted to sit up till after the ice-cream, which naturally marked the limit of human indulgence.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Another way of learning such a series by rote, is to limit the extent of the repetitions.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
There was no need of Lawrence signaling Dan to come on, for the squad were urging their horses to the limit.
McNeil, his force now augmented by Shaffer's, resolved to push Porter to the limit, and if possible bring him to battle.
British Dictionary definitions for limit
- a value to which a function f(x) approaches as closely as desired as the independent variable approaches a specified value (x = a) or approaches infinity
- a value to which a sequence a n approaches arbitrarily close as n approaches infinity
- the limit of a sequence of partial sums of a convergent infinite seriesthe limit of 1 + ½ + ¼ + ⅛ + … is 2
- out of bounds
- forbidden to do or usesmoking was off limits everywhere
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Other words from limitlim′it•a•ble adj.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with limit
see go whole hog (the limit); sky's the limit; the limit.