Definition of Limiting

1. Noun. The grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase.

Exact synonyms: Modification, Qualifying
Generic synonyms: Grammatical Relation
Specialized synonyms: Restrictiveness, Apposition
Derivative terms: Modify, Qualify

2. Adjective. Restricting the scope or freedom of action.

3. Adjective. 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"
Category relationships: Grammar
Similar to: Restrictive

Definition of Limiting

1. Verb. (present participle of limit) ¹

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Definition of Limiting

1. limit [v] - See also: limit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Limiting

limited monarchies
limited monarchy
limited overs cricket
limited partnership
limited partnerships
limited range audiometer
limited review
limited war
limiting (current term)
limiting adjective
limiting angle
limiting factor
limiting layers of cornea
limiting membrane of retina
limiting sulcus
limiting sulcus of Reil
limiting sulcus of rhomboid fossa

Literary usage of Limiting

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1. Lectures on the Theory of Functions of Real Variables by James Pierpont (1906)
"If p is a limiting point of A and p itself lies in A, it is called a ... Any point of an aggregate A which is not a limiting point is an isolated point. 4. ..."

2. The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable and the Theory of Fourier's Series by Ernest William Hobson (1907)
"The fundamental theorem will now be proved that every set of an infinite number of points G, in an interval (a, b), possesses at least one limiting point. ..."

3. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville, Percey Franklyn Smith (1904)
"SINGULAR POINTS. CURVE TRACING 163. Rectilinear asymptotes. An asymptote, to a curve is the limiting position* of a tangent whose point of contact moves off ..."

4. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville (1904)
"An asymptote to a curve is the limiting position* of a tangent whose point of contact moves off to an infinite distance from the origin.f Thus, ..."

5. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Frederick Eugene Fowle (1916)
"limiting Values ot p. This table shows limiting values of n — — .10* for infinite dilution for neutral salts, calculated from Table 971. ..."

6. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"If several adjectives limiting the same noun are co-ordinate they have the same ... The following adjectives, which resemble in their nature limiting ..."

7. Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society by London Mathematical Society (1905)
"The set Q^ consists of points which belong to GI, and therefore Qi has no limiting points in L1. If every point of Gj is a limiting point of Qi, ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"The velocities in air and water being respectively 1090 and 4700 feet, the limiting angle for these media may be easily shown to be slightly above ..."

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