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


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lim·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limited; p. pr. & vb. n. Limiting.]  To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.
 Limiting parallels Astron., those parallels of latitude between which only an occultation of a star or planet by the moon, in a given case, can occur.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: restricting the scope or freedom of action [syn: confining,
              constraining, constrictive, restricting]
      2: strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or
         phrase; "the restrictive clause in `Each made a list of
         the books that had influenced him' limits the books on the
         list to only those particular ones defined by the clause"
      n : the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies
          the meaning of the phrase [syn: modification, qualifying]