# Limiting

[lim-i-ting] /ˈlɪm ɪ tɪŋ/

**adjective**

1.

serving to restrict or restrain; restrictive; confining.

2.

Grammar. of the nature of a or a restrictive clause.

[lim-it] /ˈlɪm ɪt/

**noun**

1.

the final, utmost, or furthest boundary or point as to extent, amount, continuance, procedure, etc.:

the limit of his experience; the limit of vision.

2.

a boundary or bound, as of a country, area, or district.

3.

Mathematics.

4.

limits, the premises or region enclosed within boundaries:

We found them on school limits after hours.

5.

Games. the maximum sum by which a bet may be raised at any one time.

6.

the limit, Informal. something or someone that exasperates, delights, etc., to an extreme degree:

You have made errors before, but this is the limit.

**verb** (used with object)

7.

to restrict by or as if by establishing limits (usually followed by to):

Please limit answers to 25 words.

8.

to confine or keep within limits:

to limit expenditures.

9.

Law. to fix or assign definitely or specifically.

/ˈlɪmɪt/

**noun**

1.

(sometimes pl) the ultimate extent, degree, or amount of something: the limit of endurance

2.

(often pl) the boundary or edge of a specific area: the city limits

3.

(often pl) the area of premises within specific boundaries

4.

the largest quantity or amount allowed

5.

(maths)

6.

(maths) one of the two specified values between which a definite integral is evaluated

7.

(informal) the limit, a person or thing that is intolerably exasperating

8.

off limits

9.

within limits, to a certain or limited extent: I approve of it within limits

**verb** (transitive) -its, -iting, -ited

10.

to restrict or confine, as to area, extent, time, etc

11.

(law) to agree, fix, or assign specifically

n.

c.1400, “boundary, frontier,” from Old French limite “a boundary,” from Latin limitem (nominative limes) “a boundary, limit, border, embankment between fields,” related to limen “threshold.” Originally of territory; general sense from early 15c. Colloquial sense of “the very extreme, the greatest degree imaginable” is from 1904.

v.

late 14c., from Old French limiter “mark (a boundary), restrict; specify,” from Latin limitare “to bound, limit, fix,” from limes “boundary, limit” (see limit (n.)). Related: limited; limiting.

limit lim·it (lĭm’ĭt)

n.

v. lim·it·ed, lim·it·ing, lim·its

lim’it·a·ble **adj.**

limit

(lĭm’ĭt)

A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus, where a number L is defined to be the limit 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 0 < |x-a| < δ. see:

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