[ lim-i-ter ]
/ ˈlɪm ɪ tər /


a person or thing that limits.
Electronics. a device or circuit for limiting the amplitude of a radio, telephone, or recording signal to some predetermined level.

Origin of limiter

1350–1400; limit + -er1; replacing Middle English limitour (see -or2) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for limiter

  • Emotionally, it sees it as a container and limiter of possibilities, a guarantee that the upshot shall be good.

    Pragmatism|William James

British Dictionary definitions for limiter


/ (ˈlɪmɪtə) /


an electronic circuit that produces an output signal whose positive or negative amplitude, or both, is limited to some predetermined value above which the peaks become flattenedAlso called: clipper

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