### Limit

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### limit

- the greatest possible degree of something
- the boundary of a specific area
- as far as something can go
- the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
- a mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

• (v. t.) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia. • (v. t.) A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent. • (v. i.) To beg, or t...

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(from the article `insurance`) Practically all liability insurance policies contain limitations on the maximum amount of a judgment payable under the contract. Further, the cost of ...

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1. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor. 'As eager of the chase, the maid Beyond the forest's verdant limits strayed.' (Pope) ... 2. The space or thing defined by limits. 'The archdeacon...

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point of accumulation *noun* the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

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demarcation *noun* the boundary of a specific area

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*[calculus]* Biotech Building Scott Kashkin own work attribution required ...

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*[category theory]* In category theory, a branch of mathematics, the abstract notion of a limit captures the essential properties of universal constructions such as products, pullbacks and inverse limits. The dual notion of a colimit generalizes constructions such as disjoint unions, direct sums, coproducts, pushouts and direct limits. Limits...

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*[mathematics]* In mathematics, a limit is the value that a function or sequence `approaches` as the input or index approaches some value. Limits are essential to calculus (and mathematical analysis in general) and are used to define continuity, derivatives, and integrals. The concept of a limit of a sequence is further generalized to the con...

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**Lim'it** (lĭm'ĭt)

* noun* [ From Latin

* limes* ,

* limitis* : confer French

* limite* ; or from English

* limit* , v. See

__ Limit__ ,

* transitive verb* ]

** 1.** That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or e...

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**Lim'it** * intransitive verb* To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a

* limiting* friar. [ Obsolete]

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In mathematics a limit is a determinate quantity to which a variable one continually approaches in value. Thus if a polygon be inscribed in a circle, its area is of course less than that of the circle; but as the inscribed polygon is made to have more and smaller sides its area gets more nearly equal to that of the circle, though it can never quite...

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In some futures markets (e.g Comex, SHFE) there is a limit to the rise or fall in the price of a commodity during a given period of time, usually a day. Once this limit is reached, trading is suspended until a prescribed period of time expires, when trading can resume. The suspension relates only to forward positions, the spot month continuing to t...

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In some futures markets (e.g Comex, SHFE) there is a limit to the rise or fall in the price of a commodity during a given period of time, usually a day. Once this limit is reached, trading is suspended until a prescribed period of time expires, when trading can resume. The suspension relates only to forward positions, the spot month continuing to t...

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Is an order which is to be filled at that stated price or better. Or better means a lower than the stated price for a buy or a higher than the stated price for a sale.

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Is an order which is to be filled at that stated price or better. Or better means a lower than the stated price for a buy or a higher than the stated price for a sale.

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limit, in mathematics, value approached by a sequence or a function as the index or independent variable approaches some value, possibly infinity. For example, the terms of the sequence 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, … are obviously getting smaller and smaller; since, if enough terms are taken, one can ...

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mathematical concept based on the idea of closeness, used primarily to assign values to certain functions at points where no values are defined, in ... [6 related articles]

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See Trading Limit.

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state (F etat limit, R stare limita) State at which performance criteria are just met

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The maximum price fluctuation permitted by an exchange from the previous session`s settlement price for a given contract.

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The number you approach as you plug values into a function, and the values get closer and closer to a given number. See also: Infinite, Infinitesimal.

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The target value that terms in a sequence of numbers get closer and closer to. This limit is not necessarily ever reached but can be approached arbitrarily close if the sequence is taken far enough. More precisely, if the terms of an infinite series approach a definite value l in such a way that i...

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Type: Term Pronunciation: lim′it Definitions: 1. A boundary or end.

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