limiting

adjective lim·it·ing \ ˈli-mə-tiŋ \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of limiting

1 a : functioning as a limit : restrictive
  • limiting value
b : being an environmental factor (such as a nutrient) that limits the population size of an organism
2 : serving to specify the application of the modified noun
  • this in "this book" is a limiting word

limitingly

adverb

Examples of limiting in a Sentence

  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

1644

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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LIMITING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of limiting for English Language Learners

  • : placing a limit on what is possible or allowed



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