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

Related Words for limiter

modifier, qualifier, limiter

Examples from the Web for limiter

Historical Examples of limiter

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


    William James

British Dictionary definitions for limiter



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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