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This page has 22 definitions of limit with English translations in 5 languages. Limit is a noun, an adjective and verb. Examples of how to use limit in a sentence are shown. Also define these 37 related words and terms: mathematics, sequence, converge, upper limit, lower limit, category theory, cone, diagram, factor through, inverse limit, terminal object, categorical product, pullback, equalizer, identity morphism, poker, fixed limit, final, utmost, furthest, point, logic, metaphysics, cycling, handicap, exasperating, intolerable, astounding, beg, exercise, function, limit, boundary, frequency, closeness, compactness, and density.
English limit definition
limit (plural limits)
- A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go.
- There are several existing limits to executive power.
- Two drinks is my limit tonight.
- 1839, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, chapter 21:
- It is the conductor which communicates to the inhabitants of regions beyond its limit […]
- 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, episode 17:
- Ever he would wander, selfcompelled, to the extreme limit of his cometary orbit, beyond the fixed stars and variable suns and telescopic planets, astronomical waifs and strays, to the extreme boundary of space […]
- 2012 March 6, Dan McCrum, Nicole Bullock and Guy Chazan, Financial Times, “Utility buyout loses power in shale gas revolution”:
- At the time, there seemed to be no limit to the size of ever-larger private equity deals, with banks falling over each other to arrange financing on generous terms and to invest money from their own private equity arms.
- (mathematics) A value to which a sequence converges. Equivalently, the common value of the upper limit and the lower limit of a sequence: if the upper and lower limits are different, then the sequence has no limit (i.e., does not converge).
- The sequence of reciprocals has zero as its limit.
Converge definitionOf two or more entities, to approach each other; to get closer and closer. (1 of 3 converge definitions)
Upper Limit definitionThe upper limit of a sequence of real numbers is the real number which can be found as follows: remove the first term of the sequence in order to obtain the "first subsequence." Then remove the first term of the first subsequence in order to obtain the "second subsequence." Repeat the removal of first terms in order to obtain a "third subsequence," "fourth subsequence," etc. Find the supremum of each of these subsequences, then find the infimum of all of these supremums. This infimum is the upper limit.
Lower Limit definitionThe lower limit of a sequence of real numbers is the real number which can be found as follows: remove the first term of the sequence in order to obtain the "first subsequence." Then remove the first term of the first subsequence in order to obtain the "second subsequence." Repeat the removal of first terms in order to obtain a "third subsequence," "fourth subsequence," etc. Find the infimum of each of these subsequences, then find the supremum of all of these infimums. This supremum is the lower limit.
- (mathematics) Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit.
- Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.
- (category theory) The cone of a diagram through which any other cone of that same diagram can factor uniquely.
- Synonyms: inverse limit, projective limit
- Hyponyms: terminal object, categorical product, pullback, equalizer, identity morphism
Inverse Limit definitionA subset of the Cartesian product of all the members of an inverse system, such that a member M of the subset is a sort of “cross section” of the inverse system (as fiber bundle) induced by the morphisms of it. (If
in the indexing poset then in the inverse system and if , are components of M then ). (1 of 2 inverse limit definitions)
- (poker) Fixed limit.
- The final, utmost, or furthest point; the border or edge.
- the limit of a walk, of a town, or of a country
- (obsolete) The space or thing defined by limits.
- c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene i]:
- The archdeacon hath divided it / Into three limits very equally.
- (obsolete) That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.
- 1595 December 9 (first known performance), William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene iii]:
- the dateless limit of thy dear exile
- c. 1593, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Richard the Third: […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iii]:
- The limit of your lives is out.
- (obsolete) A restriction; a check or curb; a hindrance.
- c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene ii]:
- I prithee, give no limits to my tongue.
- (logic, metaphysics) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic.
Metaphysics definitionThe branch of philosophy which studies fundamental principles intended to describe or explain all that is, and which are not themselves explained by anything more fundamental; the study of first principles; the study of being insofar as it is being (ens in quantum ens). (1 of 6 metaphysics definitions)
- (cycling) The first group of riders to depart in a handicap race.
Handicap definitionSomething that prevents, hampers, or hinders. (1 of 5 handicap definitions)
- (colloquial, as "the limit") A person who is exasperating, intolerable, astounding, etc.
- German: Limit
limit (not comparable)
- (transitive) To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound, to set boundaries.
- We need to limit the power of the executive.
- I'm limiting myself to two drinks tonight.
- [The Chinese government] has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.
- (mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.
- The sequence limits on the point a.
- (obsolete) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region.
- a limiting friar
Function definitionWhat something does or is used for. (1 of 10 function definitions)
- limit in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- limit in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- limit at OneLook Dictionary Search
Czech limit definition
- limit in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- limit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
Hungarian limit definition
limit (plural limitek)
- limit (the final, utmost, or furthest point)
Limit definitionA restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go. (1 of 12 limit definitions)
|Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)|
possessive - singular
possessive - plural
|Possessive forms of limit|
|possessor||single possession||multiple possessions|
|1st person sing.||limitem||limitjeim|
|2nd person sing.||limited||limitjeid|
|3rd person sing.||limitje||limitjei|
|1st person plural||limitünk||limitjeink|
|2nd person plural||limitetek||limitjeitek|
|3rd person plural||limitjük||limitjeik|
- ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN
Serbo-Croatian limit definition
lìmit m (Cyrillic spelling лѝмит)
Tagalog limit definition