limitation


limitation
noun
1 limiting of sth
ADJECTIVE
fundamental, important, major, serious, severe, significant, strict
damage (esp. BrE)

an exercise in damage limitation

arms

talks on arms limitation

budget, budgetary, financial, payment, resource (esp. AmE)
distance, space

Because of space limitations, I can only discuss the first and second points here.

self-imposed

This is a deliberate self-imposed limitation.

potential

another potential limitation of the study

VERB + LIMITATION
impose, place, put on

We've put some limitations on who and where they can purchase these.

remove
accept

a limitation of your personal freedom

PREPOSITION
limitation on

limitations on one's freedom of action

limitation to

There should be no limitations to progress in the talks.

2 limitations sth that sb cannot do
ADJECTIVE
fundamental, important, major, serious, severe, significant, strict
inherent, intrinsic, natural

Our rational thinking has natural limitations.

human

human potential and human limitations

obvious

the obvious limitations of the technology

computational, design, physical, practical, technical, technological
methodological

the methodological limitations of his research

VERB + LIMITATIONS
have

She has serious limitations as a mother.

circumvent, exceed, overcome, transcend

At times his technique seems to transcend the limitations of the piano.

acknowledge, know, realize, recognize, understand

Please don't ask me to sing—I know my limitations!

expose, highlight, point out, reflect, reveal, show

The team's technical limitations were exposed by the Italians.

demonstrate, illustrate

Our findings illustrate the limitations of this treatment.

identify

Several limitations were identified in this study.

accept

You just have to accept your limitations.

address

Further research should address these limitations.

face

We face considerable limitations on our capacity to assess and analyze this.

PREPOSITION
despite sb's/sth's limitation

It's a useful book despite its limitations.

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  • limitation — [ limitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1322; lat. limitatio ♦ Action de limiter, de fixer des limites; son résultat. ⇒ restriction. Limitation d un pouvoir. Limitation des importations. ⇒ contingentement; protectionnisme. Limitation des armements. Limitation des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • limitation — lim·i·ta·tion n 1 a: restriction a limitation on the rights of ownership b: a statement or stipulation in a deed or will placing limits on the disposition of an estate or interest esp. in regard to duration or heirs see also word …   Law dictionary

  • Limitation — Lim i*ta tion ( t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. limitatio: cf. F. limitation. See {Limit}, v. t.] 1. The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council. [1913 Webster] They had no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limitation — lim‧i‧ta‧tion [ˌlɪmˈteɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] when only a certain amount, number etc of something is allowed: • The new law imposes limitations on campaign contributions. * * * limitation UK US /ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► [C,… …   Financial and business terms

  • limitation — Limitation. s. f. Fixation, restriction, determination. On luy a donné un pouvoir sans limitation. il peut rentrer dans son heritage sans aucune limitation de temps …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • limitation — • limitation, begränsning, inskränkning • inskränkning, reduktion, limitation …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • limitation — ► NOUN 1) a restriction. 2) a defect or failing. 3) (also limitation period) Law a legally specified period beyond which an action may be defeated or a property right is not to continue …   English terms dictionary

  • Limitation — (lat.), Begrenzung, Beschränkung; limitatīv, beschränkend; limitieren, begrenzen, beschränken; genau festsetzen. Limite (frz., spr. mít), Limĭto (ital.), Limĭtum (lat.), im Börsenverkehr der bei Kaufs oder Verkaufsaufträgen dem Kommissionär… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Limitation — Limitation, lat. dtsch, Begränzung, Beschränkung; limitativ, beschränkend; limitiren, begränzen, beschränken …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • limitation — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. limitacion and directly from L. limitationem (nom. limitatio), noun of action from pp. stem of limitare (see LIMIT (Cf. limit)). Phrase statute of limitations attested by 1768 …   Etymology dictionary

  • limitation — [n] restraint, disadvantage bar, block, check, circumspection, condition, constraint, control, cramp, curb, definition, drawback, impediment, inhibition, injunction, modification, obstruction, qualification, reservation, restriction, snag, stint …   New thesaurus


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