a design criterion specifying that with acceptable probabilities a structure will not reach a limit state in which it either is unfit for the use for which it was designed (unavailability limit state) or fails (ultimate limit state)
noun 1. a switch that automatically cuts off current to an electric motor when an object moved by it, as an elevator, has passed a given point.
[lahy-miv-er-uh s] /laɪˈmɪv ər əs/ adjective, Ecology. 1. of or relating to animals, usually worms or bivalves, that ingest earth or mud to extract the organic matter from it. /lɪˈmɪvərəs/ adjective 1. (of certain invertebrate animals) feeding on mud
[lim-uh-sawl] /ˌlɪm əˈsɔl/ noun 1. . [lim-uh-sawl] /ˌlɪm əˈsɔl/ noun 1. a seaport in S Cyprus: Phoenician ruins. /ˈlɪməˌsɒl/ noun 1. a port in S Cyprus: trading centre. Pop: 163 000 (2005 est) Ancient name Lemessus (ləˈmɛsəs)
[lim-er] /ˈlɪm ər/ noun, Scot. and North England. 1. a woman of loose morals; hussy. 2. a prostitute or strumpet. 3. Obsolete. a scoundrel or rogue.