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limited

Line breaks: limit¦ed
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪmɪtɪd
 
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Definition of limited in English:

adjective

1Restricted in size, amount, or extent; few, small, or short: a limited number of places are available the legislation has had a limited effect
More example sentences
  • 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, bounded, little, narrow, tight, lean, slight, slender, in short supply, short;
meagre, scanty, sparse, insubstantial, deficient, inadequate, insufficient, paltry, poor, miserly;
basic, rudimentary, patchy, sketchy, minimal;
cramped, small
1.1(Of a monarchy or government) exercised under limitations of power prescribed by a constitution: the party stands for individual freedom and limited government
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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, constrained, confined;
delimited, defined, qualified
1.2(Of a person) having restricted 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.
2 (Limited) British Denoting a limited company (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

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with limited

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