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Dictionary definition for: Limit

1. (n) the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior" "to the limit of his ability"

2. (v) place limits on (extent or access) "restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

3. (n) final or latest limiting point

4. (v) restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

5. (n) the boundary of a specific area

6. (v) decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

7. (n) as far as something can go

8. (n) the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

9. (n) 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"

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