limiting limiting  /ˈlɪ mə tɪŋ/


  1. (n) the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
  2. (adj) restricting the scope or freedom of action
  3. (adj) strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase


  1. In the new congressional session, that includes pushing laws aimed at limiting access of minors to interstate abortions and giving legal rights to fertilized eggs in utero.
  2. First, to calm moderates in his party, Republican Congressman John Sununu of New Hampshire tacked an amendment to the energy bill limiting the drilling to just 2,000 of the 1.
  3. In a seminal speech in 1987 to the 16th Party Congress, he proposed limiting the CPC's control over government.


  1. Majority of Americans Support Limiting Congressional Campaign Finances

    Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 79% of Americans would support limiting the amount of money candidates for the U.S. House and Senate can raise and spend on their campaigns, and 50% in the U.S. are in favor of a federally-funded campaign system with individual contributions banned.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Gallup

  2. Kaboom Town Limiting Attendance

    There are changes coming to Kaboom Town this year. One of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the country is going to be a whole lot smaller this year. City officials are limiting attendance to Addison’s annual Kaboom Town celebration …
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Nightcap TV

  3. Lynx set to meet Shock

    Limiting the Lynx's Maya Moore’s output could be a key to victory for Tulsa.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune


  1. "I have been playing with pain on my knees for some months now and I simply can't go on like this," Nadal said. "The pain was limiting certain movements in my body, which affected me mentally as well."
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Rafael Nadal Source: New York Times

  2. "Some countries have taken action by limiting exports or by imposing price controls," Ban said. "They only distort markets and force prices even higher."
    on Jun 3, 2006 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: 940 News

  3. "Limiting the CIA's interrogation methods to those in the Army Field Manual would be dangerous because the manual is publicly available and easily accessible on the Internet. . . . If we were to shut down this program and restrict the CIA to methods...
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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