# Limit vs. Limited

## Difference Between Limit and Limited

#### 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.*

#### Limitedverb

simple past tense and past participle of limit

#### 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.*

#### Limitedadjective

With certain (often specified) limits placed upon it.

#### Limitnoun

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

*Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.*

#### Limitedadjective

Of numbers, amounts, data: poor, small, felt to be insufficient.

*I have a limited understanding of quantum physics.*

#### Limitnoun

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

#### Limitednoun

(rail) An express train that only halts at a limited number of stops.

#### Limitnoun

(poker) Fixed limit.

#### Limitedadjective

small in range or scope;

*limited war*

*a limited success*

*a limited circle of friends*

#### Limitnoun

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

*the limit of a walk, of a town, or of a country*

#### Limitedadjective

subject to limits or subjected to limits

#### Limitnoun

(obsolete) The space or thing defined by limits.

#### Limitedadjective

including only a part

#### Limitnoun

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

#### Limitedadjective

mediocre

#### Limitnoun

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

#### Limitedadjective

not excessive

#### Limitnoun

A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic.

#### Limitedadjective

having a specific function or scope;

*a special (or specific) role in the mission*

#### Limitnoun

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

#### Limitedadjective

not unlimited;

*a limited list of choices*

#### Limitnoun

An exasperating or intolerable person.

#### Limitadjective

(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

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*