limitation

limitation lim‧i‧ta‧tion [ˌlɪmˈteɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable]
when only a certain amount, number etc of something is allowed:

• The new law imposes limitations on campaign contributions.

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limitation UK US /ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən/ noun [C or U]
[C, usually plural] something that controls or reduces something: limitation on/upon sth »

There are strict limitations on where such businesses can locate.

impose/place limitations on sb/sth »

Our course registration system placed limitations on how many students at one time could register for courses.

the act of controlling or reducing something: »

One of the aims of the union from the beginning was the limitation of employers' authority.

if someone or something has limitations, they are not as good as they could be: »

Limitations imposed by its subject matter make the book a dull read.

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Despite his limitations as a manager, he always brings projects to completion on time.

acknowledge/recognize sth's limitations »

The UN must acknowledge its limitations, and avoid getting dragged into conflicts it cannot resolve.

See also DAMAGE LIMITATION(Cf. damage limitation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • limitation — [ limitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1322; lat. limitatio ♦ Action de limiter, de fixer des limites; son résultat. ⇒ restriction. Limitation d un pouvoir. Limitation des importations. ⇒ contingentement; protectionnisme. Limitation des armements. Limitation des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • limitation — lim·i·ta·tion n 1 a: restriction a limitation on the rights of ownership b: a statement or stipulation in a deed or will placing limits on the disposition of an estate or interest esp. in regard to duration or heirs see also word …   Law dictionary

  • Limitation — Lim i*ta tion ( t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. limitatio: cf. F. limitation. See {Limit}, v. t.] 1. The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council. [1913 Webster] They had no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limitation — Limitation. s. f. Fixation, restriction, determination. On luy a donné un pouvoir sans limitation. il peut rentrer dans son heritage sans aucune limitation de temps …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • limitation — • limitation, begränsning, inskränkning • inskränkning, reduktion, limitation …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • limitation — ► NOUN 1) a restriction. 2) a defect or failing. 3) (also limitation period) Law a legally specified period beyond which an action may be defeated or a property right is not to continue …   English terms dictionary

  • Limitation — (lat.), Begrenzung, Beschränkung; limitatīv, beschränkend; limitieren, begrenzen, beschränken; genau festsetzen. Limite (frz., spr. mít), Limĭto (ital.), Limĭtum (lat.), im Börsenverkehr der bei Kaufs oder Verkaufsaufträgen dem Kommissionär… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Limitation — Limitation, lat. dtsch, Begränzung, Beschränkung; limitativ, beschränkend; limitiren, begränzen, beschränken …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • limitation — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. limitacion and directly from L. limitationem (nom. limitatio), noun of action from pp. stem of limitare (see LIMIT (Cf. limit)). Phrase statute of limitations attested by 1768 …   Etymology dictionary

  • limitation — [n] restraint, disadvantage bar, block, check, circumspection, condition, constraint, control, cramp, curb, definition, drawback, impediment, inhibition, injunction, modification, obstruction, qualification, reservation, restriction, snag, stint …   New thesaurus

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