limited: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lim'i-tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. confined within limits; restricted or circumscribed: a limited space; limited resources.
  2. restricted with reference to governing powers by limitations prescribed in laws and in a constitution: a limited monarch.
  3. characterized by an inability to think imaginatively or independently; lacking originality or scope; narrow: a rather limited intelligence.
    1. responsible for the debts of a company only to a specified amount proportionate to the percentage of stock held.
    2. (of a business firm) owned by stockholders, each having a restricted liability for the company's debts.
    3. (usually cap.) incorporated; Inc. Abbr.: Ltd.
  4. (of railroad trains, buses, etc.) making only a limited number of stops en route.
  1. a limited train, bus, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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