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limit

noun

The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed: the 12-mile fishing limit; the limit of my patience.

limits The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds: within the city limits.

Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint: The child needs to have limits put on his behavior.

The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible: a withdrawal limit of $200; no minimum age limit.

Games The largest amount which may be bet at one time in games of chance.

Abbr. limMathematics

a. A number or point L that is 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 | x−a | < δ.

b. A number or point L that is approached by a sequence b_{n} if, for every positive number ε, there exists a number N such that | b_{n}−L | < ε if n > N . Also called limit point .

Informal One that is intolerable, remarkable, or extreme in some other way: “That's the limit!” the babysitter exclaimed after the child spilled a glass of milk.

transitive verb

lim·it·ed, lim·it·ing, lim·its

To confine or restrict with a limit: Let's limit the discussion to what is doable. The offer limits us to three for a dollar.

Origin of limit

Middle English limitefrom Old French borderfrom Latin līmeslīmit-border, limit

These verbs mean to establish or keep within specified bounds. Limit refers principally to the establishment of a maximum beyond which a person or thing cannot or may not go: The Constitution limits the President's term of office to four years. To restrict is to keep within prescribed limits, as of choice or action: The sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted to those over 21.Confine suggests imprisonment, restraint, or impediment: The children were confined to the nursery.Circumscribe connotes an encircling or surrounding line that confines, especially narrowly: “A man . . . should not circumscribe his activity by any inflexible fence of rigid rules” (John Stuart Blackie).

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limit. (n.d.). Retrieved October 21st, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/Limit

Noun

(plural limits)

A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go.

There are several existing limits to executive power.

Two drinks is my limit tonight.

(mathematics) A value to which a sequenceconverges. Equivalently, the common value of the upper limit and the lower limit of a sequence: if the upper and lower limits are different, then the sequence has no limit (i.e., does not converge).

The sequence of reciprocals has zero as its limit.

(mathematics) Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit.

Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.

(category theory) Given diagramF : J â†’ C, a cone (L, Ï†) from L âˆˆ Ob(C) to F is the limit of F if it has the universal property that for any other cone (N, Ïˆ) from N âˆˆ Ob(C) to F there is a unique morphismu : N â†’ L such that for all X âˆˆ Ob(J).

(logic, metaphysics) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic.

Adjective

(not comparable)

(poker) Being a fixed limit game.

Origin

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latinlimes (“a cross-path or balk between fields, hence a boundary, boundary line or wall, any path or road, border, limit").

Verb

(third-person singular simple present limits, present participle limiting, simple past and past participle limited)

To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound.

We need to limit the power of the executive.

I'm limiting myself to two drinks tonight.

(mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.

The sequence limits on the point a.

Origin

From Middle English limiten, from Old French limiter, from Latinlimitare (“to bound, limit, fix, determine"), from limes; see noun.

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We have to limit the strain we place him under or he'll break.

There is a certain limit of time in less than which no amount of heat can melt the snow.

He drove the speed limit - no more, no less.

In 1812 it reaches its extreme limit, Moscow, and then, with remarkable symmetry, a countermovement occurs from east to west, attracting to it, as the first movement had done, the nations of middle Europe.