Limiting
Limit Lim"it (l[i^]m"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Limiting}.] [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.] 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. [1913 Webster]

{Limiting parallels} (Astron.), those parallels of latitude between which only an occultation of a star or planet by the moon, in a given case, can occur. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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