limiting

[ lim-i-ting ]
/ ˈlɪm ɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

serving to restrict or restrain; restrictive; confining.
Grammar. of the nature of a limiting adjective or a restrictive clause.

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Origin of limiting

First recorded in 1570–80; limit + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM limiting

non·lim·it·ing, adjective

Definition for limiting (2 of 2)

limit
[ lim-it ]
/ ˈlɪm ɪt /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of limit

1325–75; Middle English lymyt < Latin līmit- (stem of līmes) boundary, path between fields

OTHER WORDS FROM limit

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH limit

boundary limit parameter variable (see synonym study at boundary) (see usage note at parameter)limit limitation
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British Dictionary definitions for limiting

limit
/ (ˈlɪmɪt) /

noun

verb -its, -iting or -ited (tr)

to restrict or confine, as to area, extent, time, etc
law to agree, fix, or assign specifically

Derived forms of limit

Word Origin for limit

C14: from Latin līmes boundary
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Medical definitions for limiting

limit
[ lĭmĭt ]

n.

The point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed.
A confining or restricting object, agent, or influence.
The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible.

v.

To confine or restrict within a boundary or bounds.
To fix definitely; to specify.

Other words from limit

limit•a•ble adj.
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Scientific definitions for limiting

limit
[ lĭmĭt ]

A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus, where a number L is defined to be the limit approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number ε, there exists a number δ such that |;f(x)-L|; < ε if 0 < |;x-a|; < δ.
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Idioms and Phrases with limiting

limit

see go whole hog (the limit); sky's the limit; the limit.

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