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 situation isn’t improved by the limitations of an after-school program equipped to accommodate 120 of the elementary school’s more than 800 students.
Twenty years ago, the advent of the Web and the subsequent proliferation of smartphones combined to enable billions of people to surmount the traditional limitations of geography and commerce.
Statute of limitations laws vary throughout the nation for cases like Cvijanovic.
U.S. Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles has called it a serious limitation on freedom of expression.
One limitation of the study is there were too few cases of cognitive impairment to assess how patients' knowledge of statin use influenced their reporting of this side effect.
The school board hired architect Kerry Leonard in January for no more than $8,000 to gather preliminary information about how the district's buildings are currently used, what the limitations of the space are and what options may exist.
An audit found that in many cases, the statute of limitation expires before investigations are completed.
The rule change is a marked difference from the years of restrictions and limitations—including penalties for choreographed dances, dunking on field-goal posts, and diving to the ground—
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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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