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1 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go
  • the bridge has a weight limitation that bars heavy trucks from crossing it

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2 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice
  • the state has some fairly strict limitations on the sale and use of alcoholic beverages

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3 the act or practice of keeping something (as an activity) within certain boundaries
  • the limitation on the number of vehicles allowed on the island does not sit well with year-round residents

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The first known use of limitation was in the 15th century

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“Limitation.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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