Meaning of LIMIT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈlɪmɪt ]

n. & v. --n. 1 a point, line, or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass. 2 (often in pl.) the boundary of an area. 3 the greatest or smallest amount permissible or possible (upper limit; lower limit). 4 Math. a quantity which a function or sum of a series can be made to approach as closely as desired. (limited, limiting) 1 set or serve as a limit to. 2 (foll. by to) restrict. øbe the limit colloq. be intolerable or extremely irritating. off limits US out of bounds. within limits moderately; with some degree of freedom. without limit with no restriction. øølimitable adj. limitative adj. limiter n. [ME f. L limes limitis boundary, frontier]

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