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speed limitnoun [C]

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the ​fastestrate at which you are ​allowed to ​drive in a ​particulararea: a 50 ​mphspeedlimit Slow down - you're breaking the ​speedlimit. Try not to go over the ​speedlimit, Daniel.
(Definition of speed limit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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speed limitnoun [C]

 /ˈspid ˌlɪm·ɪt/
the ​fastestrate at which ​vehicles can ​legallytravel on a ​particularroad: They ​raised the speed limit on the ​interstate to 65 ​milesperhour.
(Definition of speed limit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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