limiting
adjective Date: 1644 1. a. functioning as a limit ; restrictive <
limiting value
>
b. being an environmental factor (as a nutrient) that limits the population size of an organism 2. serving to specify the application of the modified noun <
this in “this book” is a limiting word
>
limitingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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