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Meaning of “limitation” in the English Dictionary

"limitation" in British English

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limitationnoun

uk   us   /ˌlɪm.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
C1 [U] the ​act of ​controlling and ​especiallyreducing something: the limitation of ​nuclearweaponslimitations 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 ​greatentertainer.
(Definition of limitation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"limitation" in American English

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limitationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌlɪm·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
the ​act of ​controlling, or something that ​controls: [C] The ​major limitation of early ​recordplayers was the ​shortplayingtime of the ​records. [U] They ​favor anything that ​involves limitation of ​governmentcontrol.
(Definition of limitation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"limitation" in Business English

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limitationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən/
[C, usually plural] something that ​controls or ​reduces something: limitation on/upon sth There are strict limitations on where such ​businesses can ​locate.impose/place limitations on sb/sth Our ​courseregistrationsystemplaced limitations on how many ​students at one ​time could ​register for ​courses.
the ​act of ​controlling or ​reducing something: One of the ​aims of the ​union from the beginning was the limitation of ​employers' ​authority.
if someone or something has limitations, they are not as good as they could be: Limitations ​imposed by its ​subject matter make the ​book a ​dull read. Despite his limitations as a ​manager, he always ​bringsprojects to ​completion on ​time.acknowledge/recognize sth's limitations The UN must ​acknowledge its limitations, and ​avoid getting ​dragged into ​conflicts it cannot ​resolve.
(Definition of limitation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “limitation”
in Arabic تَحديد, تَقييد…
in Korean 제한…
in Portuguese limitação…
in Catalan limitació, restricció…
in Japanese 制約…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限制,限定…
in Turkish tahdit, sınırlama, kısıtlama…
in Russian ограничение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限制,限定…
in Italian limitazione, limite…
in Polish ograniczenie…
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