limiting


lim·it·ing

adjective \ˈli-mə-tiŋ\

: placing a limit on what is possible or allowed

Full Definition of LIMITING

1
a :  functioning as a limit :  restrictive <limiting value>
b :  being an environmental factor (as a nutrient) that limits the population size of an organism
2
:  serving to specify the application of the modified noun <this in “this book” is a limiting word>
lim·it·ing·ly adverb

Examples of LIMITING

  1. A limiting factor on our country's economic performance is its lack of resources.
  2. As a writer, I find the drama genre to be very limiting.

First Known Use of LIMITING

1644

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