limit and limitation

   Limitation is showing restraint, taking something only so far and then stopping before doing to much; a principle of design in contrast to horror vacui, and to emphasis or dominance.

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  • 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

  • limit — 1. verb /ˈlɪmɪt/ a) To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound. We need to limit the power of the executive. b) To have a limit in a particular set. Im limiting myself to two drinks tonight. Syn: cap, restrict …   Wiktionary

  • limit# — limit n Limit, bound, confine, end, term are comparable when they mean an actual or imaginary line beyond which a thing does not or cannot extend. Limit is the most inclusive of these terms because it carries no necessary implication of number,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 — (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 of liability — Where one person is potentially liable to another as a result of negligence, contractual duties or otherwise, but wishes to limit his exposure for commercial reasons, he can agree with the other person that his potential liability or some element …   Law dictionary

  • Limitation and revocation procedures before the European Patent Office — In European patent law, the limitation and revocation procedures before the European Patent Office (EPO) are post grant, ex parte , OJ 2007, Special edition 4/2007, page 116, item 1. ] administrative [ EPO web site,… …   Wikipedia

  • limitation — Restriction or circumspection; settling an estate or property. A certain time allowed by a statute for bringing litigation (see statute of limitations, below). The provisions of state constitution are not a grant but a limitation of legislative… …   Black's law dictionary

  • limitation — Restriction or circumspection; settling an estate or property. A certain time allowed by a statute for bringing litigation (see statute of limitations, below). The provisions of state constitution are not a grant but a limitation of legislative… …   Black's law dictionary

  • limit — 1 / lImit/ noun 1 GREATEST AMOUNT ALLOWED (C) the greatest amount, number, speed etc that is allowed: a 55 mph speed limit (+ to/on): Is there any limit to the amount of time we have? | set a limit (on): attempts to set limits on consumer waste | …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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