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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.


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.


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)


Broader (hypernym)regulating, regulation

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

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