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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limit  \Lim"it\  (l[i^]m"[i^]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Limited};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Limiting}.]  [F.  limiter,  L.  limitare,  fr 
  limes,  limitis  limit;  prob.  akin  to  limen  threshold,  E. 
  eliminate;  cf  L.  limus  sidelong.] 
  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 
 
  {Limiting  parallels}  (Astron.),  those  parallels  of  latitude 
  between  which  only  an  occultation  of  a  star  or  planet  by 
  the  moon,  in  a  given  case,  can  occur. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  limiting 
  adj  1:  restricting  the  scope  or  freedom  of  action  [syn:  {confining}, 
  {constraining},  {constrictive},  {restricting}] 
  2:  (grammar)  strictly  limiting  the  reference  of  a  modified  word 
  or  phrase;  "the  restrictive  clause  in  `Each  made  a  list  of 
  the  books  that  had  influenced  him'  limits  the  books  on  the 
  list  to  only  those  particular  ones  defined  by  the  clause" 
  n  :  the  grammatical  relation  that  exists  when  a  word  qualifies 
  the  meaning  of  the  phrase  [syn:  {modification},  {qualifying}] 




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