limit

See price limit, position limit, and variable limit. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
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See trading limit. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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A contract's maximum price advance or decline from the previous day's settlement price permitted in one trading session, as determined by the exchange. See Price Limit. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
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(up or down)
The maximum price advance or decline from the previous day's closing price permitted by exchange rules. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
See also price limit. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
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The maximum price fluctuation permitted by an exchange from the previous session's settlement price for a given contract. Exchange Handbook Glossary

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I. limit lim‧it 1 [ˈlɪmt] noun [countable]
the greatest amount, size, number etc that is possible or allowed:

• The contract specifies various time limits and penalty clauses.

• Insurance cover for deep-freeze goods is free of charge up to a limit of £500.

ˈcredit ˌlimit FINANCE
the maximum amount you can borrow, for example on a credit card:

• The advantage of this card is that there is a very high credit limit.

ˈfloor ˌlimit FINANCE
1. the greatest amount of money that can be borrowed or taken out of a bank account at any one time:

• A charge is made for all withdrawals above a mutually agreed floor limit.

2. the greatest amount of money that someone can charge on their credit card at a particular type of store before the store needs to obtain approval from the credit card company
  [m0] II. limit limit 2 verb [transitive]
1. to stop something going beyond a particular point:

• The costs of limiting air pollution are difficult to determine.

limit something to something

• The law limits political donations to $500 from each voter.

2. to reduce the amount, number etc of something a person or organization may have:
limit somebody/​something to something

• Subscribers were limited to twenty shares each.

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limit UK US /ˈlɪmɪt/ noun [C]
the greatest amount, number, or level that is possible or allowed: beyond/over/outside the limit »

Am I over the limit on the amount of money I can claim?

below/within/under the limit »

Wages accounted for 57% of turnover - just under the 60% limit recommended by industry experts.

a limit to sth »

There's a limit to the number of times I can stop what I'm doing just so I can help him!

a limit on sth »

I think we ought to put a strict limit on the amount of time we can spend on the project.

impose/place/set a limit »

We set a time limit of thirty minutes for the test.

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exceed/reach/reduce a limit

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stretch/push the limit

See also CREDIT LIMIT(Cf. credit limit), FLOOR LIMIT(Cf. ↑floor limit), TIME LIMIT(Cf. ↑time limit)
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limit UK US /ˈlɪmɪt/ verb [T]
to control something so that it is not more than a particular amount, number, or level: limit damage/liability »

This change can help to limit environmental damage.

limit the effectiveness/usefulness of sth »

Farmers cover coca leaves with substances that limit the effectiveness of the herbicide spray.

limit sth's scope »

Regulations limit their scope to activities of a commercial nature carried out in other countries.

limit sth to sth »

I've been asked to limit my speech to ten minutes maximum.

to control the amount of something or the type of thing that a person or organization can have: limit sb to sth »

Having so little money to spend on a car does limit you to an older used model.

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The city's economy limits the poor to menial service jobs.

limit yourself to sth »

Older investors do not have to limit themselves to corporate bonds.

be limited to sb/sth — Cf. be limited to sth

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Limit — Limit …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • limit# — limit n Limit, bound, confine, end, term are comparable when they mean an actual or imaginary line beyond which a thing does not or cannot extend. Limit is the most inclusive of these terms because it carries no necessary implication of number,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • limit*/*/*/ — [ˈlɪmɪt] noun [C] I 1) the greatest amount or level of something that is possible or allowed The speed limit here is forty miles an hour.[/ex] There is a limit to what we can do in two weeks.[/ex] 2) the outer edge of an area No bombs landed… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limit — Lim it (l[i^]m [i^]t), n. [From L. limes, limitis: cf. F. limite; or from E. limit, v. See {Limit}, v. t.] 1. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limit — steht für eine Mengengrenze oder Betragsgrenze, siehe Grenzwert einen Begriff aus dem Pokerspiel, siehe Liste von Pokerbegriffen einen Orderzusatz einer Wertpapierorder in Form einer Kursober oder untergrenze, siehe Limitorder Limit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • limit — [lim′it] n. [OFr limite < L limes (gen. limitis), border, frontier] 1. the point, line, or edge where something ends or must end; boundary or border beyond which something ceases to be or to be possible 2. [pl.] bounds; boundary lines 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • limit — I noun ambit, border, bound, boundary, boundary line, circumscriptio, circumscription, extreme boundary final point, finis, fringe, frontier, furthest point, line of demarcation, outer edge, outer line, outer point, perimeter, rim, terminus,… …   Law dictionary

  • Limit — Sn Grenze, Preisrahmen erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. limit, dieses aus frz. limite f., aus l. līmes (limitis) m. Grenzlinie, Querweg, Rain . Schon früher aus dem Französischen entlehnt ist die verbale Ableitung limitieren.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • limit — lìmit m DEFINICIJA 1. ograničenje, granica 2. veličina ili vrijednost koja se ne smije prekoračiti [postaviti limit; dosegnuti limit] 3. ekon. bank. najviša cijena po kojoj se može kupiti ili prodati neki vrijednosni papir, deviza ili roba… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • limit — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. limiticie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} nieprzekraczalna granica określająca ilość czegoś, np. kosztów, czasu, etatów, studentów : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Limit czasu. Przekroczyć limit pieniężny. Limit przyjęć na… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

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