limitation: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lim"i-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a limiting condition; restrictive weakness; lack of capacity; inability or handicap: He knows his limitations as a writer.
  2. something that limits; a limit or bound; restriction: an arms limitation; a limitation on imports.
  3. the act of limiting.
  4. the state of being limited.
  5. the assignment, as by statute, of a period of time within which an action must be brought, or the period of time assigned: a statute of limitations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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