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limit  


      n  
1    sometimes pl   the ultimate extent, degree, or amount of something  
the limit of endurance     
2    often pl   the boundary or edge of a specific area  
the city limits     
3    often pl   the area of premises within specific boundaries  
4    the largest quantity or amount allowed  
5      (Maths)  
a    a value to which a function f(x) approaches as closely as desired as the independent variable approaches a specified value (x = a) or approaches infinity  
b    a value to which a sequence an approaches arbitrarily close as n approaches infinity  
c    the limit of a sequence of partial sums of a convergent infinite series  
the limit of 1 + ½ + ¼ + 1/8 + ... is 2     
6      (Maths)   one of the two specified values between which a definite integral is evaluated  
7    the limit  
Informal   a person or thing that is intolerably exasperating  
8    off limits  
a    out of bounds  
b    forbidden to do or use  
smoking was off limits everywhere     
9    within limits   to a certain or limited extent  
I approve of it within limits     
      vb   tr   , -its, -iting, -ited  
10    to restrict or confine, as to area, extent, time, etc.  
11      (Law)   to agree, fix, or assign specifically  
     (C14: from Latin limes boundary)  
  limitable      adj  
  limitableness      n  
  limitless      adj  
  limitlessly      adv  
  limitlessness      n  


cash limit  
      n   often pl   a limit imposed as a method of curtailing overall expenditure without specifying the precise means of budgetary control  
central limit theorem  
      n     (Statistics)   the fundamental result that the sum (or mean) of independent identically distributed random variables with finite variance approaches a normally distributed random variable as their number increases, whence in particular if enough samples are repeatedly drawn from any population, the sum of the sample values can be thought of, approximately, as an outcome from a normally distributed random variable  
Chandrasekhar limit  
      n     (Astronomy)   the upper limit to the mass of a white dwarf, equal to 1.44 solar masses. A star having a mass above this limit will continue to collapse to form a neutron star  
     (C20: named after S. Chandrasekhar, who calculated it)  
elastic limit  
      n   the greatest stress that can be applied to a material without causing permanent deformation  
limit man  
      n   (in a handicap sport or game) the competitor with the maximum handicap  
limit point  
      n     (Maths)   a point in a topological space such that there is at least one other point of the space in every neighbourhood of the given point  
0 is the limit point of the sequence 1, ½, ¼, 1/8 ,...        (Also called)    accumulation point  
Roche limit  
      n     (Astronomy)   the distance from the centre of a body, such as a planet, at which the tidal forces are stronger than the mutual gravitational attraction between two adjacent orbiting objects  
     (C19: named after E. A. Roche (1820--83), French mathematician)  
speed limit  
      n   the maximum permitted speed at which a vehicle may travel on certain roads  
three-mile limit  
      n     (International law)   the range of a nation's territorial waters, extending to three nautical miles from shore  
twelve-mile limit  
      n   the offshore boundary 12 miles from the coast claimed by some states as marking the extent of their territorial jurisdiction  
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exp.
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
n.
classical African concept, humanist phylosophy focusing on people`s interrelations. It is originary from Bantu languages.
"I am what I am because of who we all are" , "Live consciuosly" are sayings belonging to this phylosophy
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
n.
something which controls what you do by keeping you within particular limits 制限[拘束、圧迫]する[される]こと、強制
Example: My parents don’t put any hard constraints on me. What I have to do is to do homework and go to sleep as early as possible. Other forms: constrain (verb)
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
n.
something that limits your freedom to so what you want.
I wish I could live without constrains because I want to have more time to do what I want.
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act

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