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Definition of Limit


  1. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor.
  2. The space or thing defined by limits.
  3. That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.
  4. A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.
  5. A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.
  6. A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent.
  7. To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.
  8. To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar.
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Limit Translations

limit in Afrikaans is grens
limit in Dutch is beperken, begrenzen, beknotten
limit in Finnish is raja
limit in French is circonscrivez, limitons, circonscrivons, limitez
limit in Italian is delimitare, frontiera
limit in Latin is terminus, finis
limit in Norwegian is begrense, grense
limit in Portuguese is limite