- 1 (often limitations) A limiting rule or circumstance; a restriction: severe limitations on water useMore example sentences
- All this bill represents is restrictive trade practice and limitations on entry to the industry.
- Britain's drinking problem is the latest in a list of excuses for prescriptive limitations on society.
- The situation changes when the rules of the game introduce limitations on available moves.
- 1.1A condition of limited ability; a defect or failing: she knew her limitations better than she knew her worthMore example sentences
- Humility is in reality, a strength and involves acknowledging both our abilities and our limitations.
- The key to avoiding accidents is to be aware of what is going on around you to know the limitations and abilities of your vehicle and yourself.
- She recognized her limitations and failings and would mention them and make amendments.
- 1.2 [mass noun] The action of limiting something: the limitation of local authorities' powersMore example sentences
- First, the gender composition of the sample represents one limitation, in that relatively more women than men elected to respond to the survey.
- After achieving stable non-REM sleep, the CPAP was adjusted to the minimal level required to prevent flow limitation.
- The CPAP level required to prevent upper airway flow limitation can be substantially reduced when lung volume is increased.
- 2 (also limitation period) Law A legally specified period beyond which an action may be defeated or a property right does not continue. See also statute of limitations.More example sentences
- This is by way of exception, for unless the court does make a direction the primary limitation period will continue to apply.
- There has been some doubt expressed in the past as to the existence of a limitation period for the tort of fraud or deceit.
- That case held that the motions judge made no error in concluding that the limitation period had run, given that the material facts were not in dispute.
late Middle English: from Latin limitatio(n-), from the verb limitare (see limit).