Definition of limitation
limitationalplay \ˌli-mə-ˈtā-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of limitation in a Sentence
a law aimed at the limitation of federal power
They have placed a limitation on the amount of time we have available.
Recent Examples of limitation from the Web
The statute of limitations on any criminal charges expired years ago.
Note however that USB-C ports are wholly missing, a limitation, says Volta, of the Mini ITX motherboard.
Such alleged crimes face no statutes of limitation.
The most obvious limitation of record setting in an electric car is the need to recharge the battery pack, with the EP9 only able to manage a single flying lap of the circuit at a time.
Therapeutic equine centers meet a special need for those who face a wide array of physical limitations or other challenges.
Caregiver tip: People with physical or cognitive disabilities should be included in drills; make a specific plan to assist those with limitations.
Residents also expressed doubt that the new limitations on those facilities allowed on agricultural preservation land would not be properly enforced by the county's department of planning and zoning.
There are stricter limitations on abortion rights in Northern Ireland, unlike the rest of the U.K., and some Tories supported an amendment to give Northern Irish women free abortions in England.
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First Known Use of limitation
LIMITATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of limitation for English Language Learners
: the act of controlling the size or extent of something : the act of limiting something
: something that controls how much of something is possible or allowed
: something (such as a lack of ability or strength) that controls what a person is able to do
LIMITATION Defined for Kids
Definition of limitation for Students
1 : an act or instance of controlling the size or extent of something
2 : something that controls size or extent
Legal Definition of limitation
1a : restriction a limitation on the rights of ownership b : a statement or stipulation in a deed or will placing limits on the disposition of an estate or interest especially in regard to duration or heirs — see also word of limitation
2 : a certain period limited by statute after which actions or prosecutions cannot be brought in the courts — see also statute of limitations
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