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English noun: limitation

1. limitation (cognition) a principle that limits the extent of something


SamplesI am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements.


Synonymsrestriction


Broader (hypernym)regulation, rule


Narrower (hyponym)narrowness, quantification, restraint

2. limitation (attribute) the quality of being limited or restricted


SamplesIt is a good plan but it has serious limitations.


Broader (hypernym)disadvantage

3. limitation (quantity) the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed


SamplesThere are limits on the amount you can bet.
It is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight.


Synonymslimit


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)cutoff, extremum, peak

4. limitation (time) (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought


SamplesStatute of limitations.


Broader (hypernym)time limit


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. limitation (act) an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)


Synonymsrestriction


Broader (hypernym)regulating, regulation


Narrower (hyponym)arms control, clampdown, freeze, hold-down, load-shedding









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