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
Such alleged crimes face no statutes of limitation.
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.
Loudoun Adult Day Centers For seniors with physical limitations or memory loss, a safe and social environment, therapeutic activities, individualized care and respite for caregivers.
Yet, popular culture has rarely, if ever, narrated a nuanced disabled female protagonist free from the limitations of pity, inspiration porn, or insulting humour.
Though the singer seemed to be trying to illustrate the limitations often forced upon those in the public eye, some took offense at the quote—and took to Twitter to let Lorde know.
Whether the president understands those limitations, and is constrained by them, remains to be seen.
America’s military believes the war is winnable, if only Presidents Bush and Obama’s limitations on time and troops were lifted.
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.
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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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