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LIMITATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does limitation mean? 

LIMITATION (noun)
  The noun LIMITATION has 5 senses:

1. a principle that limits the extent of something
2. the quality of being limited or restricted
3. the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
4. (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought
5. an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

  Familiarity information: LIMITATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIMITATION (noun)


Sense 1limitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A principle that limits the extent of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

limitation; restriction

Context example:

I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements

Hypernyms ("limitation" is a kind of...):

regulation; rule (a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "limitation"):

restraint (a rule or condition that limits freedom)

quantification (a limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers 'some' or 'all' or 'no'))

narrowness (a restriction of range or scope)


Sense 2limitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being limited or restricted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

it is a good plan but it has serious limitations

Hypernyms ("limitation" is a kind of...):

disadvantage (the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position)


Sense 3limitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

limitation; limit

Context examples:

there are limits on the amount you can bet / it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight

Hypernyms ("limitation" is a kind of...):

indefinite quantity (an estimated quantity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "limitation"):

extremum; peak (the most extreme possible amount or value)

cutoff (a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated)


Sense 4limitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

statute of limitations

Hypernyms ("limitation" is a kind of...):

time limit (a time period within which something must be done or completed)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 5limitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

restriction; limitation

Hypernyms ("limitation" is a kind of...):

regulating; regulation (the act of controlling or directing according to rule)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "limitation"):

load-shedding (cutting off the electric current on certain lines when the demand becomes greater than the supply)

arms control (a limitation on the size and armament of the armed forces of a country)

hold-down (a limitation or constraint)

freeze (fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level)

clampdown (sudden restriction on an activity)


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