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lim·i·ta·tion

limitation

 
 
pronunciation:
lI mih teI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which confines or restricts.
The prisoners play outdoor games within the limitations of the prison grounds.A sack race imposes a limitation to movement.
 
synonyms:
bound, check, confine, curb, limit, restriction
similar words:
boundary, frame, line, perimeter, qualification, restraint
definition 2: a weakness or shortcoming that restricts one's abilities.
Despite the limitation caused by his recent injuries, he managed to win the race.
synonyms:
failing, handicap, shortcoming, weakness
antonyms:
strength
similar words:
defect, drawback, fault, flaw, frailty, incapacity
definition 3: the setting of limits or the state of being limited.
The government is imposing new limitations on imports.
synonyms:
confinement, restriction
similar words:
constraint, control, modification, qualification
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