Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “limitation”

See all translations

limitation

noun uk   /ˌlɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
C1 [U] the act of controlling and especially reducing something: the limitation of nuclear weaponslimitations C1 [plural] disapproving If someone or something has limitations, that person or thing is not as good as he, she, or it could be: Living in an apartment is fine, but it does have its limitations - for example, you don't have your own garden. Despite her limitations as an actress, she was a great entertainer.
Translations of “limitation”
in Korean 제한…
in Arabic تَحديد, تَقييد…
in Portuguese limitação…
in Catalan limitació, restricció…
in Japanese 制約…
in Italian limitazione, limite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限制,限定…
in Russian ограничение…
in Turkish tahdit, sınırlama, kısıtlama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限制,限定…
in Polish ograniczenie…
(Definition of limitation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of limitation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “limitation”

Definitions of “limitation” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More