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limitation

noun uk   us   /ˌlɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
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…
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