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limit

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈlɪmɪt/
the greatest amount, number, or level that is possible or allowed: beyond/over/outside the limit Am I over the limit on the amount of money I can claim?below/within/under the limit Wages accounted for 57% of turnover - just under the 60% limit recommended by industry experts.a limit to sth There's a limit to the number of times I can stop what I'm doing just so I can help him!a limit on sth I think we ought to put a strict limit on the amount of time we can spend on the project.impose/place/set a limit We set a time limit of thirty minutes for the test. exceed/reach/reduce a limit stretch/push the limit →  See also credit limit , floor limit , time limit
Translations of “limit”
in Korean 한도…
in Arabic الحَدّ الأقْصى…
in French limite, restriction…
in Turkish (miktar) sınır, hudut, had…
in Italian limite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限額, 限制, 上限…
in Russian предел, ограничение…
in Polish ograniczenie, granica…
in Spanish límite…
in Portuguese limite…
in German die Grenze…
in Catalan límit…
in Japanese 限界, 最大限度…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限额, 限制, 上限…
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