upper limit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n upper limit the limit on the upper (or northernmost) side of something
    • n upper limit the largest possible quantity
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Usage

In literature:

Mark with the grease pencil the upper limit of the fluid.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
If a clear title to forty acres and a mule represents the extreme upper limit of a black man's ambition, why call him a man?
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
Twenty-five students is the upper limit for a quiz section.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
The eosinophil cells oscillate at this period about the upper normal limit.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
At its upper limit it becomes a stunted shrub, with wide extended branches resting on the ground.
"The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park" by Grenville F. Allen
The fight had started well outside the upper limits of the atmosphere.
"Planet of the Gods" by Robert Moore Williams
Attendance was generally limited to children of the landed aristocracy and the urban upper class.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
But this high number is not anywhere near the upper limit of audible sounds for man.
"The Telephone" by A. E. Dolbear
It still dominates on rocky upper slopes that have north, east or west exposures and forms nearly pure stands in limited areas.
"The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation" by Henry S. Fitch
Of course its use is limited to the upper circle of China's four hundred.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The upper limit should never be approached in machinery.
"Friction, Lubrication and the Lubricants in Horology" by William T. Lewis
Its upper limit is very distinct, as seen by the "false" horizon.
"Visual Illusions" by Matthew Luckiesh
This plat included the upper waterfalls within the present city limits.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
Personally I have found that by light percussion I can limit with much accuracy the upper, right, and left borders of the heart.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
What are its upper and lower limits?
"Darwin, and After Darwin, Volume II (of 3)" by George John Romanes
Owing to the proximity of the ground, they afford the climber an excellent opportunity of ascertaining the upper limit of his powers.
"Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England" by W. P. Haskett Smith
The extreme upper limit is not more than 35,000 vibrations per second.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
Through the limitations, fenced and guided by them, a soul might break forth to the upper air.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson
This imposes a definite upper size limit.
"Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus" by Henry S. Fitch
By the legislative act of 1891 the corporate limits of the town were extended so as to include upper town.
"The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV" by Various
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In news:

The Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Division is asking for public input on potential changes to brook trout daily possession limits for Upper Peninsula streams.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division has recommended keeping the brook trout daily possession limit in the Upper Peninsula at five fish per day.
When I interviewed Gery Chico's strategists for the Reader, they were insistent that Emanuel had essentially hit the upper limit of his support and were confident that they'd force Emanuel into a runoff.
Grouse season is open statewide with a limit of five per day, 10 in possession, in the Upper Peninsula.
The Fisheries Division has proposed an increase of Brook Trout possession limits in select streams across the Upper Peninsula.
Yuan Reaches Upper Limit on Optimism for US Budget Resolution.
Hong Kong Intervenes to Defend Peg as Upper Limit Tested.
Yuan Rises to 19-Year High, Tests Upper Limit of PBOC Range.
Is There an Upper Limit for Your Health.
Safe upper limit for Vitamin C. Does Natural Eggshell Membrane ease joint pain.
If a Michigan wolf hunt is approved , it likely would be limited to parts of the Upper Peninsula.
Negotiated Sales Branded product in this report is limited to the Upper Two-Thirds of the USDA Choice Grade.
Is There an Upper Limit.
The phenomenon is limited to upper-income white Protestants and Catholics.
Many clients train like athletes and want to know the upper limits that are acceptable during pregnancy .
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In science:

The latter are the distribution of the upper limits on the flux ratios computed using the Chandra 3σ X-ray sensitivity limits as in Sect. 2.2.
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey
This results in an asymmetric distribution with the error bars on the upper limit larger than on the lower limit.
Revealing the Supernova Remnant Population of M33 with Chandra
In Fig. 2, this upper limit is plotted together with previous experimental limits and some estimates based on non-acceleration models.
Upper limit on the primary photon fraction from the Pierre Auger Observatory
The dashed line at 11 km/s indicates our estimated measurement limit and values below this have large percentage errors and should be considered only as upper limit measurements.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
The dashed line at 11 km/s indicates our estimated measurement limit and values below this have large percentage errors and should be considered only as upper limit measurements.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
Due to the limited event statistics, the upper limit cannot be smaller than a certain value.
An upper limit to the photon fraction in cosmic rays above 10^19 eV from the Pierre Auger Observatory
In Figure 9, this upper limit is plotted together with previous experimental limits and some illustrative estimates for non-acceleration models.
An upper limit to the photon fraction in cosmic rays above 10^19 eV from the Pierre Auger Observatory
The upper limit to the photon fraction above 10 EeV derived in this work from the direct observation of the shower maximum confirms and reduces previous limits from ground arrays.
An upper limit to the photon fraction in cosmic rays above 10^19 eV from the Pierre Auger Observatory
The equivalent width limit was then set by using a 2σ upper limit to fλ,r in the expression given in footnote (c).
A Luminosity Function of Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies at Redshift 4.5
Note that the lower limit s is included in the sum, but the upper limit t is not.
A random walk approximation to fractional Brownian motion
The red data point shows the upper limit for the new bubble size estimate, the green data shows a lower limit.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
To incorporate both the ranges, we take the upper limit as extracted from the inclusive value and the lower limit as suggested by exclusive measurements.
CP asymmetry in $B^{+}\to K^+\pi^{0}$ and New Physics
The upper limit of 227 MeV/c is the kinematic limit for the K + → π+ν ¯ν decay.
Study of the decay K+ => pi+,nu,nubar in the momentum region 140
Since the data tightly constrains the upper limit on MBH , the results using the flat prior are relatively insensitive to the upper mass cutoff.
Hydrostatic Gas Constraints on Supermassive Black Hole Masses: Implications for Hydrostatic Equilibrium and Dynamical Modelling in a Sample of Early-Type Galaxies
The upper limit has much less impact on performance than the lower limit, since the sub-indices that cover large angular scales contain many fewer quads and are therefore much faster to search, and generate fewer coincidental matches.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
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