limit point


: a point that is related to a set of points in such a way that every neighborhood of the point no matter how small contains another point belonging to the set

called also point of accumulation

Examples of limit point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Be aware that some programs limit points transfers and pooling to people in the same household, while others have more flexible rules that allow sharing between larger groups of friends. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Feb. 2024 When it’s all said and done, our job is to limit points, and our job is to get the ball back. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2023 For instance, a set which is closed has all of its limit points. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 19 Apr. 2023 The same tools that availed at the start do not avail in the middle or facing the limit point of existence. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 1 Jan. 2023 The Medina County Health Department is asking Brunswick City Council to support a state and countywide initiative to limit point-of-sale tobacco advertising. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2021 Items like pencils, scorecards and rakes were also eliminated from courses to limit points of contact. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, 2 Apr. 2020 Do your best to clean hands between interactions and limit points of contact. Justin L. MacK, Indianapolis Star, 18 Mar. 2020 Elko's unit is taking the ball away (18 turnovers forced though eight games), limiting points (16.1 points per game allowed, 10th nationally), and has only allowed one rushing touchdown all year (best in the country). Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, 3 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of limit point was in 1850

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“Limit point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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