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limitation

noun     /ˌlɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
C1 [U] the act of controlling and especially reducing something: the limitation of nuclear weaponsLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding limitations C1 [plural] disapproving If someone or something has limitations, they are not as good as they could be: Living in a flat is all right, but it has its limitations - for example, you don't have your own garden. Despite her limitations as an actress, she was a great entertainer.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
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