limited

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj limited including only a part
    • adj limited not unlimited "a limited list of choices"
    • adj limited having a specific function or scope "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
    • adj limited small in range or scope "limited war","a limited success","a limited circle of friends"
    • adj limited not excessive
    • adj limited mediocre
    • adj limited subject to limits or subjected to limits
    • n limited public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops "he caught the express to New York"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Alderson, West Virginia, it is illegal to walk a lion, tiger or leopard in the city limits, even it is on a leash.
    • a Limited lĭm"ĭt*ĕd Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted; as, our views of nature are very limited .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The world's first speed limit regulation was in England in 1903. It was 20 mph.
    • limited Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed.
    • limited Allotted or appointed.
    • limited In railroading, restricted as to number of cars (weight), or to the carrying of first-class passengers: said of a train.
    • n limited A limited express-train: as, the Chicago limited.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: What we call the sky is merely the limit of our vision into the atmosphere. The sky, like the horizon, is always as far away as one can see.
    • adjs Limited within limits: narrow: restricted
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Quotations

  • Martina Navratilova
    Martina Navratilova
    “I think the key is for women not to set any limits.”
  • Jamie Paolinetti
    Jamie Paolinetti
    “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
  • Cavett Robert
    Cavett Robert
    “Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Defend your limitations and you own them!”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations.”
  • Richard Marcinko
    Richard Marcinko
    “Pain was their body's way of telling them that they'd pushed themselves to their limits -- which was exactly where they were supposed to be.”

Idioms

Sky is the limit - When people say that the sky is the limit, they think that there are no limits to the possibilities something could have.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. limes, limitis, a boundary.

Usage

In literature:

And we're going to use it to the limit.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
One grave aspect of this limitation is that, as a rule, the family is limited after the first one or two are born.
"The Fertility of the Unfit" by William Allan Chapple
There is no lower limit, for no matter how close together two points are they are often called two.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
It may be hindered by physical limitations, but it can be destroyed by none.
"The Ascent of the Soul" by Amory H. Bradford
They were nice to the students, polite and kind to the extent of one tea or reception apiece a year, but that was about the limit.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
As to size, I was somewhat uncertain; my minimum limit was 150 acres and 400 the maximum.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
Louis, at the limit of his resources, was anxious to obtain men and money from France.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
For we must remember that the materialist philosophy (whether true or not) is certainly much more limiting than any religion.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
Respect for myself now obliges me to recall you into the proper limits of your office.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
However disposed the mind may feel to unlimited good, our means having limits, we are necessarily circumscribed by them.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
They likewise differed from the negro slaves in that their servitude had a time limit.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
But our limits will not allow us to pursue this subject farther.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
In its development the human mind is limited by no boundaries of tribe or race.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
In fact there is no limit to the extent, the interest, and the value of these various exercises.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
I have now probably said enough respecting the illusions that arise through the fact of there being fixed limits to our sensibility.
"Illusions" by James Sully
His kindness would be limited to what he understood.
"The Trial of Callista Blake" by Edgar Pangborn
I shall limit the length of the trains to thirty-six or thirty-seven cars, which really is no train at all.
"Our Railroads To-Morrow" by Edward Hungerford
Simple balance of line defined the limits of his ability for organisation.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
To-day the Rhinoceroses are limited to Asia and Africa, and to quite limited parts of the former continent.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Especially has it preferred this where the specifications might be limiting.
"Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright" by United States Committee on Patents
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In poetry:

He'd gaze in her orbit of blue,
Her hand he would tenderly squeeze,
But the words of her tongue that he knew
Were limited strictly to these:
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And He, who bids us not to swerve,
Whither the wayward passions draw,
From its stern sanctions, must observe
The limits of the self-same Law.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Now rest in peace, our patriot band;
Though far from nature's limits thrown,
We trust they find a happier land,
A bright Phoebus of their own.
"Eutaw Springs" by Philip Morin Freneau
I love thee for the mind that soars
Beyond earth's narrow keeping,
That measures suns, and stars, and worlds,
Through boundless limits sweeping.
"A Valentine" by Madge Morris Wagner
My heart to meet the summons leaps
At limit of its straining tether,
Where the fresh western sunlight steeps
In golden flame the prairie heather.
"Centennial" by John Hay
Now rest in peace, our patriot band,
Though far from nature's limits thrown,
We trust they find a happier land,
A brighter sunshine of their own.
"To The Memory Of The Brave Americans" by Philip Morin Freneau

In news:

US Olympic basketball team may see a change with an age limit instituted but not everyone agrees it's right.
Joe Toth-US PRESSWIRE United States managing director Jerry Colangelo is not a fan of a potential age limit on US Olympic basketball players.
Why social media managers shouldn't have an age limit .
Olympic Hoops Age Limit Not As Stupid As It Sounds.
Kobe Bryant says David Stern's idea to limit Team USA's roster to players 23 and under is "stupid".
Commissioner David Stern has hinted at implementing a 23-and-under age-limit for NBA players in future Olympics.
Eating disorders know no age limit .
Steve Kerr's Case for Raising the NBA Age Limit to 20.
Louis Pate's kindergarten age limit bill goes to governor.
Battlestars - 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE, Dodge Durango limited, Chevy Tahoe LT, Ford Expedition NBX, Toyota Sequoia SR5 Photo Gallery.
Report's recommendation to limit fish pens.
Norman Ornstein had a piece in the Washington Post railing against "death panels" in Indiana and Arizona, both of which involved Medicaid budget limits.
Each auction will be limited to 500 coins and will feature a select group of hand-picked rarities.
Delp limits Warriors to three hits.
Texas just opened a section of highway between San Antonio and Austin with a speed limit of 85 mph Could you image that on I-99.
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In science:

Mixed limits: Our results allow to deduce quantitative limit theorems (that is, limit theorems with explicit information on the rate of convergence), where the target distribution is a multidimensional combination of independent Gaussian and Poisson components.
Portmanteau inequalities on the Poisson space: mixed regimes and multidimensional clustering
Here, this result is extended to demonstrate the existence of a diffusion scaling limit whenever the volume measure on the limiting real tree is non-atomic, supported on the leaves of the limiting tree, and satisfies a polynomial lower bound for the volume of balls.
Scaling limits for simple random walks on random ordered graph trees
This new family contain special limits ψ = 0, ∞ and fifth roots of unity, which are referred to as the Gepner po int, the large complex structure limit point and the conifold limits.
Global mirror symmetry for invertible simple elliptic singularities
At a type (i) transition, the limiting kernel is built out of Hermite polynomials [30, 8, 43, 1], at a type (ii) transition the limiting kernel is built out of functions related to the Painlev´e II equation [5, 13], and at a type (iii) transition the limiting kernel is related to the Painlev´e I hierarchy [7, 15].
Critical asymptotic behavior for the Korteweg-de Vries equation and in random matrix theory
As the terminal step, we select a mass limit for our clusters to prevent our sample being biased from having a low r-band limit that is coupled with a top-end mass limit (Holden et al. 2007; see also Pimbblet & Jensen 2012).
The drivers of AGN activity in galaxy clusters: AGN fraction as a function of mass and environment
As discussed in § 2.2, it is helpful in studying if the acceleration is age-limited, cooling-limited or escape-limited.
Synchrotron X-ray diagnostics of cutoff shape of nonthermal electron spectrum at young supernova remnants
Second, the large decay constant means that it violates the cosmological limit, fa < 1012 GeV.24 It is not clear how much one should trust this limit; various loopholes have been suggested through the years.25 However, for now, let us take the limit seriously, and ask how one might obtain such an axion.
String Theory: Lessons for Low Energy Physics
All this applies to the large N limit and in the present case we must specify the limiting behavior of ρ as A → ∞: it is the strong coupling vacuum ρ(θ) = 1/2π . (Similar considerations apply to the large N limit of the Itzykson-Zuber integral, which as shown by A.
Large N Gauge Theory -- Expansions and Transitions
The limit is defined such that the thermodynamic limit is taken before the chiral limit.
On the spectrum of the QCD Dirac operator
If β > 1, m∗ (β ) > 0, and the limiting measure is a mixture; we would certainly want to be allowed to call the two summands limiting Gibbs measures as well, and to consider them as extremal, with al l limiting Gibbs measures convex combinations of them.
Hopfield models as generalized random mean field models
If we express the sum as an integral over the spectral density, and take the thermodynamic limit before the chiral limit so that we have many eigenvalues less than m we recover (1) (Notice the order of the limits.).
Spectral Fluctuations of the QCD Dirac Operator
This equation can be solved analytically in both limits t << τR (short time limit) and t >> τR (long time limit) where τR = N 2 a2 4π2D is the Rouse time.
Protein folding and heteropolymers
As a consequence, at the low redshift limit of the sample, the flux limit of 2.5 × 10−16W m−2 corresponds to a non-zero luminosity limit such that for any given temperature, only clusters with luminosities higher than this limit will be included.
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
In other words, any model or any theoretical approach will give the unitarity limit which we call “ black disck limit”. A ll our theoretical QCD prediction are related to the form of the transition from pQCD to the “black disc limit”.
A manifestation of a gluon saturation in e-A DIS
The upper limit in magnitude, which is approximately the spectroscopic limit of the largest current telescopes, avoids “contamination” of the z ∼ 1 sample by galaxies at higher redshift as they have much lower surface densities than z ∼ 1 ob jects at these magnitude limits.
A Deep Multicolor Survey. VII. Extremely Red Objects and Galaxy Formation
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