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adjective lim·it·ing \ˈli-mə-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of limiting

  • : placing a limit on what is possible or allowed

Full Definition of limiting

  1. 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. 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.



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First Known Use of limiting

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