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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lim·i·ta·tion /ˌlɪməˈteʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lim·i·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council.
    They had no right to mistake the limitation . . . of their own faculties, for an inherent limitation of the possible modes of existence in the universe.   --J. S. Mill.
 2. That which limits; a restriction; a qualification; a restraining condition, defining circumstance, or qualifying conception; as, limitations of thought.
    The cause of error is ignorance what restraints and limitations all principles have in regard of the matter whereunto they are applicable.   --Hooker.
 3. A certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg, or exercise their functions; also, the time during which they were permitted to exercise their functions in such a district.
 4. A limited time within or during which something is to be done.
 You have stood your limitation, and the tribunes
 Endue you with the people's voice.   --Shak.
 5. Law (a) A certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit. (b) A settling of an estate or property by specific rules. (c) A restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation.
 To know one's own limitations, to know the reach and limits of one's abilities.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am
           willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"
           [syn: restriction]
      2: the quality of being limited or restricted; "it is a good
         plan but it has serious limitations"
      3: the greatest amount of something that is possible or
         allowed; "there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it
         is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight" [syn: limit]
      4: (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought;
         "statute of limitations"
      5: an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation) [syn: restriction]