Words nearby limiting
OTHER WORDS FROM limitingnon·lim·it·ing, adjective
Definition for limiting (2 of 2)
- 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.
verb (used with object)
Origin of limit
OTHER WORDS FROM limit
Example sentences from the Web for limiting
Conservative advocates of limiting convictions to cases of “forcible rape” often rely on “traditional values.”No Wonder Cosby's Keeping Quiet: He Could Still Be Prosecuted|Jay Michaelson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many have left the religion of their childhoods because of such narrow and limiting attitudes.A Victory for ‘Religious Freedom’ is a Loss for Religion|Gene Robinson|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Silicon chips are typically two-dimensional, Boahen explained, limiting the number of dedicated currents they can utilize.
Who runs a democracy this way, limiting polling places and hours to ensure that nominees are crowned by a narrow band of fanatics?The GOP Establishment Turns a ‘Firehose’ on Virginia Tea Partiers|Michelle Cottle|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a more complicated system matching contributions in exchange for limiting spending on a state-by-state basis.
By limiting myself somewhat as to itinerary I can do the thing.High Adventure|James Norman Hall
Even in the early sixties we find not a few unions, national and local, limiting their hours by agreement with employers.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
These nobles accordingly framed a new constitution for the empire, limiting the authority of the queen to suit their purposes.The Empire of Russia|John S. C. Abbott
The illegitimate attempt to raise wages by limiting the number of apprentices is the great abuse of trades-unions.What Social Classes Owe to Each Other|William Graham Sumner
This has had the effect of limiting the operation of the law to its intended purpose.Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Grover Cleveland
British Dictionary definitions for limiting
- 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
verb -its, -iting or -ited (tr)
Derived forms of limit
Word Origin for limit
Medical definitions for limiting
Other words from limitlim′it•a•ble adj.
Scientific definitions for limiting
Idioms and Phrases with limiting
see go whole hog (the limit); sky's the limit; the limit.