limitation limitation  /ˌlɪ mɪ ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a principle that limits the extent of something
  2. (n) the quality of being limited or restricted
  3. (n) the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
  4. (n) (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought
  5. (n) an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. California, Colorado and Oklahoma have already enacted term-limitation laws for state offices, and similar propositions will probably be on the ballot in 17 other states soon.
  2. Whether that context is a limitation on the right, or an explanation of why the right exists, is a subject of much scholarly debate.
  3. The glaring limitation of most social networks is that by the end of the day, you're still staring at a computer screen.

News

  1. Epping High School Class of 2013 graduates list

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    on June 15, 2013     Source: Exeter News-Letter

  2. Newmarket High School Class of 2013 graduates list

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    on June 15, 2013     Source: Exeter News-Letter

  3. My Fitbit Flex Hasn't Changed My Life, But It's Telling Me What's Wrong

    I woke up this morning to the gentle buzz of the Fitbit Flex's silent alarm. It's one of the device's nicest features, despite having nothing whatsoever to do with fitness tracking. And that's the limitation I've found after spending two and a half weeks with a wearable fitness tracker: It integrates itself into my life in pleasant little ways, but at the end of the day, it leaves me on my own ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ReadWriteWeb

Quotes

  1. "Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating. One of my favorites is in the area of forest conservation which we heavily rely on for oxygen," Crow said. "I propose a limitation be put...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Sheryl Crow Source: Playfuls.com

  2. "Now this may not be a meaningful limitation, but it's impossible to deny that it is a limitation, as the administration has said," McCain said.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: John McCain Source: The Associated Press

  3. Indeed, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, said in a statement that Google Gears is "tackling a key limitation of the browser in order to make it a stronger platform for deploying all types of applications and enabling a better user experience in the...
    on May 30, 2007 By: Eric Schmidt Source: Computerworld

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