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EtymologyEdit

Latin limitatio

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  • IPA(key): /lɪmɪˈteɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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limitation (countable and uncountable, plural limitations)

  1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited.
  2. A restriction; a boundary, real or metaphorical, caused by some thing or some circumstance.
    Getting into his wheelchair after his amputation, it felt like a limitation you could roll in.
    He understood the exam material, but his fear was a limitation he could not overcome.
  3. An imperfection or shortcoming that limits something's use or value.
  4. (law) A time period after which some legal action may no longer be brought.
    The lawyer obtained impunity by dragging his obviously guilty client's case beyond the ten-year limitation.

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limitation f (plural limitations)

  1. limitation (action of limiting)