adjective Date: 1863 limiting oneself or itself; especially of a disease self-limited

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  • self-limiting — self limitation, n. /self lim i ting/, adj. 1. limiting oneself or itself: a self limiting authority. 2. (of a disease) self limited. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-limiting — [self′lim′it iŋ] adj. that terminates by the natural course of events [a self limiting disease] self limitation n …   English World dictionary

  • Self-limiting — may refer to:*Self limiting (biology), an organism or colony of organisms which limits its own growth *Governor (device), used to control the speed of mechanical equipment to prevent it from operating at unsafe speeds …   Wikipedia

  • self-limiting — self lim·it·ing ət iŋ adj SELF LIMITED <a self limiting disease> …   Medical dictionary

  • self-limiting — self′ lim′iting adj. 1) cvb limiting oneself or itself 2) pat Also, self′ lim′ited. (of a disease) running a definite and limited course • Etymology: 1860–65 self′ limita′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • self-limiting — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : limiting oneself or itself : self limited …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-limiting — adjective 1》 Medicine (of a condition) ultimately resolving itself without treatment. 2》 (in psychology) preventing the development or expression of the self …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-limiting — /sɛlf ˈlɪmətɪŋ/ (say self limuhting) adjective (of a disease) running its own course to completion with little or no medical treatment …   Australian English dictionary

  • Self-limiting (biology) — In biology, a self limiting organism or colony of organisms limits its own growth by its actions. For example, a single organism may have a maximum size determined by genetics, or a colony of organisms may release waste which is ultimately toxic… …   Wikipedia

  • self-limiting chain reaction — apsiribojančioji grandininė reakcija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. self limiting chain reaction vok. selbstbremsende Kettenkernreaktion, f rus. самоограничивающаяся цепная реакция, f pranc. réaction en chaîne automodératrice, f;… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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