Meaning of limit by Wiktionary Dictionary

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# limit

- IPA: /ˈlɪmɪt/, X-SAMPA: /"lImIt/
- Rhymes: -ɪmɪt
- A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go .
- ( 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 ) .
- ( mathematics ) Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit .
- ( category theory ) Given diagram F : J → C, a cone ( L, φ ) from L ∈ Ob( C ) to F is the limit of F if it has the universal property that for any other cone ( N, ψ ) from N ∈ Ob( C ) to F there is a unique morphism u : N → L such that for all X ∈ Ob( J ), u = \psi_X " src="//upload.wikimedia.org/wiktionary/en/math/b/e/b/beb7f44ba20bc5c244ee7d223de5ded2.png" > .
- ( poker ) Short for fixed limit .
- The final, utmost, or furthest point .
- ( restriction ): bound, boundary, limitation, restriction
- German: Limit
- ( transitive ) To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound .
- ( mathematics, intransitive ) To have a limit in a particular set .
- ( obsolete ) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region .

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### Etymology 1

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin limes ( “a cross-path or balk between fields, hence a boundary, boundary line or wall, any path or road, border, limit” ) .

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### Etymology 2

From Middle English limiten, from Old French limiter, from Latin limitare ( “to bound, limit, fix, determine” ), from limes; see noun .

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limit ( third-person singular simple present limits present participle limiting, simple past and past participle limited )

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Explanation of limit by Wordnet Dictionary