Meaning of LIMITING in English


I. adjective

Etymology: from present participle of limit (II)

1. : functioning as a limit : confining , restrictive

abandoned the limiting dramatic plot — Douglas Cleverdon

2. of a modifying word : serving to limit the application of the modified noun without reference to quality, kind, or condition (as this in this book, which in which book ) or to express the absence of limitation (as any in any book ) — distinguished from descriptive

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: from gerund of limit (II)

: the process by which an electronic signal is held within prescribed limits or by which the relationship between the outgoing and incoming signal in a device is no longer linear

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