- (transitive) 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.
limit (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 sequence converges. 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.
- (poker) Short for fixed limit.
- The final, utmost, or furthest point.
Limit (not comparable)
Adjectives for Limit
narrow; rigid; geographic; predetermined; municipal; severe; definite; maximum; uttermost; extended; lazy; ultimate; treaty; broad; hallowed; corporate; judicious; narrowest; practicable; confined; ancient; utmost; wiser; extreme; true; insurmountable; fenceless; transcending; glimmering; constitutional; remotest; legitimate; sanctified; certain; whimsical; original; modest; sensible; reasonable; appointed.
Adverbs for Limit
grammatically; rigidly; definitely; constitutionally; narrowly; infinitely; scientifically; inescapably; practically; mathematically; morally; fastidiously.
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- Limit in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Limit in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Limit at OneLook Dictionary Search
lìmit m. (Cyrillic spelling лѝмит)
From German Limit.