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# Limit vs. Unlimited

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Limitnoun

A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go.

‘There are several existing limits to executive power.’; ‘Two drinks is my limit tonight.’;

limitless or without bounds; unrestricted

Limitnoun

(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.’;

Not limited; having no bounds; boundless; as, an unlimited expanse of ocean.

Limitnoun

(mathematics) Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit.

‘Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.’;

Undefined; indefinite; not bounded by proper exceptions; as, unlimited terms.

Limitnoun

(category theory) The cone of a diagram through which any other cone of that same diagram can factor uniquely.

Unconfined; not restrained; unrestricted.

‘Ascribe not unto God such an unlimited exercise of mercy as may destroy his justice.’;

Limitnoun

(poker) Fixed limit.

having no limits in range or scope;

‘to start with a theory of unlimited freedom is to end up with unlimited despotism’; ‘the limitless reaches of outer space’;

Limitnoun

The final, utmost, or furthest point; the border or edge.

‘the limit of a walk, of a town, or of a country’;

without reservation or exception

Limitnoun

(obsolete) The space or thing defined by limits.

that cannot be entirely consumed or used up;

‘an inexhaustible supply of coal’;

Limitnoun

(obsolete) That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.

Limitnoun

(obsolete) A restriction; a check or curb; a hindrance.

Limitnoun

A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic.

Limitnoun

(cycling) The first group of riders to depart in a handicap race.

Limitnoun

An exasperating or intolerable person.

(poker) Being a fixed limit game.

Limitverb

(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.’;

Limitverb

To have a limit in a particular set.

‘The sequence limits on the point a.’;

Limitverb

(obsolete) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region.

‘a limiting friar’;

Limitnoun

That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor.

‘As eager of the chase, the maidBeyond the forest's verdant limits strayed.’;

Limitnoun

The space or thing defined by limits.

‘The archdeacon hath divided itInto three limits very equally.’;

Limitnoun

That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.

‘The dateless limit of thy dear exile.’; ‘The limit of your lives is out.’;

Limitnoun

A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.

‘I prithee, give no limits to my tongue.’;

Limitnoun

A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.

Limitnoun

A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent.

Limitverb

To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.

Limitverb

To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar.

Limitnoun

the greatest possible degree of something;

‘what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior’; ‘to the limit of his ability’;

Limitnoun

final or latest limiting point

Limitnoun

the boundary of a specific area

Limitnoun

as far as something can go

Limitnoun

the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

Limitnoun

the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed;

‘there are limits on the amount you can bet’; ‘it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight’;

Limitverb

place limits on (extent or access);

‘restrict the use of this parking lot’; ‘limit the time you can spend with your friends’;

Limitverb

restrict or confine,

‘I limit you to two visits to the pub a day’;

Limitverb

decide upon or fix definitely;

‘fix the variables’; ‘specify the parameters’;