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limitation

noun
     
lim‧i‧ta‧tion W3
1 [uncountable] the act or process of controlling or reducing something
limitation to
Any limitation to the king's power could be permanent.
a nuclear limitation treaty

➔ damage limitation

at damage1 (3)
2 [countable usually plural] qualities that stop someone or something from being as good or as effective as you wish they could be [= weakness]
limitation of
Despite the limitations of the survey, it did suggest some general trends.
It's a good little car, but it has its limitations.
3 [uncountable and countable] a rule or condition that stops something from increasing beyond a particular point
limitation on/upon
a limitation on the number of hours children can work
put/place/impose limitations
The new law imposes limitations on campaign contributions.

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