Definition of limited in English:

limited

Syllabification: lim·it·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈlimitid
 
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adjective

  • 1Restricted in size, amount, or extent; few, small, or short: a limited number of places are available special offers available for a limited period the legislation has had a limited effect
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    • However, this suggests that the finite population effect is limited to small population sizes.
    • The downside of this small size was the limited amount of tape inside the cartridge.
    • There is a limited amount of special effects as this is mostly a conversation/music driven film.
    Synonyms
    restricted, finite, little, tight, slight, in short supply, short; meager, scanty, sparse, few, insubstantial, deficient, inadequate, insufficient, paltry, poor, minimal
  • 1.1(Of a monarchy or government) exercised under limitations of power prescribed by a constitution.
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    • The federal government is legally limited in its powers to intervene in the refugee determination process.
    • Under this Constitution, the powers of the national government were sharply limited.
    • Bringing farmers back onto the dole shrinks the constituency for limited government and tax cuts.
    Synonyms
    restricted, curbed, checked, controlled, restrained, delimited, rangebound, qualified
  • 1.2(Of a person) not great in ability or talents: I think he is a very limited man
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    • Thus, as comparative anatomists, we are limited solely by our ability to individualize identity.
    • We are limited only by our own abilities; I chose this music, and it chose me.
    • This was an ideal scenario for Young because now he was not limited and could explore his musical abilities.
  • 1.3(Of a train or other vehicle of public transportation) making few intermediate stops; express.
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    • The BMTC has identified 10 routes to start with and these buses will have limited stops and thus less travel time.
    • Replacement buses will run between: Skipton and Carlisle calling at limited stops.
    • Union chiefs have confirmed there will be no attempt to stop passengers boarding the limited services Arriva will be providing tomorrow and on Friday.
  • 1.4 (Limited) British Denoting a company whose owners are legally responsible for its debts only to the extent of the amount of capital they invested (used after a company name): Times Newspapers Limited
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    • The title to the Property will remain in the name of Sealark Pty Limited.
    • On 31 July 1995 Kings changed its name to Haward Agriculture Limited.
    • Metro is part of Metcash Trading Limited and Friendly Grocer is the franchise arm of the group.

Derivatives

limitedness

noun
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  • Religious tradition as process similarly enlivens old symbols with present experience, revealing the simple limitedness of human consciousness in the very act of expanding it.
  • In the preface, Forrest-Thomson indicates the limitedness of such obliqueness.
  • To this belongs also the limitedness of each according to his or her gender identity, as well as their consequent being in reference to another.

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