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Limitation synonyms
lĭm'ĭ-tā'shən
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A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
  3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
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  1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
  2. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
  3. The act of obstructing:
(Countable) The taking away from a clergyman of his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
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  1. (Countable) The taking away from a clergyman of his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
  2. The condition of being deprived; privation.
  3. (Uncountable) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
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  1. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
  2. The act of hindering:
  3. The state or act of hindering something
Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
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  1. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
  2. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  3. Control or repression of feelings; constraint.
The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
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  1. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
  2. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.
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  1. Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.
  2. The policy or practice of stockpiling nuclear weapons to deter another nation from making a nuclear attack
  3. The act or a means of deterring.
A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
(Proper) In the U.S., the period (1920-1933) of prohibition by federal law
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  1. (Proper) In the U.S., the period (1920-1933) of prohibition by federal law
  2. The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
  3. A statute or order forbidding a particular action.
Something repressed in this way
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  1. Something repressed in this way
  2. The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.
  3. The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.
The state of being suppressed.
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  1. The state of being suppressed.
  2. (Psychiatry) The mechanism by which unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc. are suppressed
  3. A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.
The act of discouraging.
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  1. The act of discouraging.
  2. The condition of being discouraged.
  3. The fact, state, or feeling of being discouraged
The act or an instance of cutting off:
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  1. The act or an instance of cutting off:
  2. (Poker) The player who acts directly before the player on the button preflop in Texas hold 'em.
  3. The act of cutting off; esp., the limit or ending set for a process, activity, etc.
The act of intercepting or the state of being intercepted:
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  1. The act of intercepting or the state of being intercepted:
  2. The process in which water falling as precipitation is slowed or prevented from reaching the ground by vegetation, as when snow accumulates in the forest canopy.
  3. (Sports) A pass that is intercepted, especially a forward pass in football.
An obstructed condition; blockage
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  1. An obstructed condition; blockage
  2. Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage.
  3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped; a halt:
A mode or state of being:
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  1. A mode or state of being:
  2. (Law) A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
  3. A future and uncertain event, fact, or circumstance whose existence or occurrence is necessary for the existence or determining the extent of an obligation or liability. See also estate and fee simple.
A making or being definite, explicit, and clear
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  1. A making or being definite, explicit, and clear
  2. The act or process of stating a precise meaning or significance; formulation of a meaning:
  3. The power of a lens to show (an object) in clear, sharp outline
A modification or restriction; limiting condition
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  1. A modification or restriction; limiting condition
  2. Any quality, skill, knowledge, experience, etc. that fits a person for a position, office, profession, etc.; requisite
  3. A condition that must be met in order to exercise certain rights
An arrangement by which a hotel room, theater or airline ticket, etc. is set aside and held until called for
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  1. An arrangement by which a hotel room, theater or airline ticket, etc. is set aside and held until called for
  2. Public land set aside for some special use
  3. A right held back or given to the grantor, such as some right, profit, or interest in the estate or property that is being granted; a delayed decision by a court or other body on a point of law; a preservation of the right to dispute a point of contract by a party nevertheless performing same (such as, performing under reservation). See also under protest. A right held back or given to the grantor, such as some right, profit, or interest in the estate or property that is being granted; a delayed decision by a court or other body on a point of law; a preservation of the right to dispute a point of contract by a party nevertheless performing same (such as, performing under reservation). See also under protest.
A means of controlling; check
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  1. A means of controlling; check
  2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
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  1. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
  2. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  3. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
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  1. The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
  2. A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct. A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct.
  3. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.
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  1. A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.
  2. Something that impedes or prevents action or progress:
  3. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. To prevent, prohibit, or act as a bar to. In bar. As a bar to an action. For example, if a defendant in a criminal action was acquitted earlier of the same charges that he is now accused, he may plead double jeopardy in bar. At bar. Now before the court. For example, an action that is before the court may be referred to as the case at bar. The legal profession in general. A group of attorneys admitted to practice law in a particular jurisdiction or before a particular court or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law. The railing in a courtroom that separates the area used by the judge, lawyers, and court personnel to conduct judicial business from the seating provided for observers. See also bench.
Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
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  1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
  2. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
  3. The act of obstructing:
(Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
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  1. (Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
  2. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
  3. A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
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  1. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
  2. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
An object, word, or act protected by such a prohibition.
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  1. An object, word, or act protected by such a prohibition.
  2. Among some Polynesian peoples, a sacred prohibition put upon certain people, things, or acts which makes them untouchable, unmentionable, etc.
  3. A prohibition, especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands, excluding something from use, approach, or mention because of its sacred and inviolable nature.
The blocking or limiting of the activity of an organ, tissue, or cell of the body, caused by the action of a nerve or neuron or by the release of a substance such as a hormone or neurotransmitter.
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  1. The blocking or limiting of the activity of an organ, tissue, or cell of the body, caused by the action of a nerve or neuron or by the release of a substance such as a hormone or neurotransmitter.
  2. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
  3. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
A phonological change undergone by a word or morpheme when it is used in a construction, as the change of will to 'll in they'll.
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  1. A phonological change undergone by a word or morpheme when it is used in a construction, as the change of will to 'll in they'll.
  2. A partial or slight change in form or content
  3. The act or process of modifying or the condition of being modified.
An instance of being inadequate; a failing or lack.
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  1. An instance of being inadequate; a failing or lack.
  2. A lack of competence or ability.
  3. A shortage of required material.
  1. The lack of sufficiency; a shortage or inadequacy.
  2. Lack of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequacy
  3. Inability or failure of an organ or tissue to perform its normal function
(Geometry) The amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.
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  1. (Geometry) The amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.
  2. The quality or state of being deficient; absence of something essential; incompleteness
  3. A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health:
A deficiency; a flaw.
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  1. A deficiency; a flaw.
  2. A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
A special fondness or inclination:
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  1. A special fondness or inclination:
  2. Something of which one is excessively fond or desirous:
  3. A liking; esp., an immoderate fondness (for something)
Something desired:
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  1. Something desired:
  2. A wish or desire for something; craving
  3. A personification of want.
The quality or condition of being imperfect.
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  1. The quality or condition of being imperfect.
  2. (Uncountable) Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.
  3. (Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
  1. Weakness; defect
  2. A slight fault or defect; weakness
  3. The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure.
Responsibility for something wrong; blame
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  1. Responsibility for something wrong; blame
  2. (Obs.) Failure to have or do what is required; lack
  3. Something done wrongly
Any fault or failing arising from such weakness
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  1. Any fault or failing arising from such weakness
  2. (Uncountable) The condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally; frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liability to be deceived or seduced.
  3. A fault, especially a moral weakness.
An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
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  1. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
  2. A defect; fault; error
  3. A break, scratch, crack, etc. that spoils something; blemish
The state or condition of being not complete.
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  1. The state or condition of being not complete.
An inscription, as around a coin or medal
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  1. An inscription, as around a coin or medal
  2. A circumscribed space or area
  3. A limitation or restriction
Lying-in, time of giving birth
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  1. Lying-in, time of giving birth
  2. Imprisonment
  3. Limitation; restriction; restraint
The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
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  1. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
  2. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
  3. Confinement or restriction
A restraining influence or action
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  1. A restraining influence or action
  2. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
  3. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
  3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
A limitation or restriction
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  1. A limitation or restriction
  2. An inscription, as around a coin or medal
  3. A circumscribed space or area
(Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
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  1. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  2. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
  3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
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  1. A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
  2. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
  3. Partial local paralysis, as from excessive use of muscles
A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
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  1. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  2. A market dealing in stocks and bonds not listed on the stock exchange
  3. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
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  1. Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
  2. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
  3. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
  1. Legal limit
  2. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
  3. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
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  1. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
  2. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  3. (Countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
  3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
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  1. A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
  2. (Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
  3. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
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  1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
  2. Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
  3. An arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle.
An upper limit, especially as set by regulation:
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  1. An upper limit, especially as set by regulation:
  2. The maximum height at which an aircraft can fly under normal conditions
  3. The maximum altitude that an aircraft can reach under a given set of conditions, such as a minimum rate of climb.
The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
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  1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
  2. The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible:
  3. Legal limit
The time or period during which the highest point or degree is attained.
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  1. The time or period during which the highest point or degree is attained.
  2. (Mathematics) The greatest value assumed by a function over a given interval.
  3. The highest degree or point (of a varying quantity, as temperature) reached or recorded; upper limit of variation
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