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### limit

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

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### Limit

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### Limit

[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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### Limit

[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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### Limit

• (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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### Limit

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

(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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### limit

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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### limit

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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### Limit

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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### Limit

We give here only some of the most elementary mathematical senses of this word, in connection with real numbers. (Refer to the articles Number and Continuity.) The limit of an infinite sequence of real numbers a1, a2, a3, . . . is said to be (the real number) b if for every posit...
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### Limit

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### Limit

In Ovid databases you can use the Limits feature to restrict your searches in many ways, including: year, language, type of publication, human/animal species, type of journal. There is a demonstration of the Limits feature in the Medline tour in Databases.
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### Limit

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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### Limit

Lim'it intransitive verb To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar. [ Obsolete]
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### Limit

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

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 ...

### limit

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

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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### Limit

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 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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### limit

[n] - the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity 2. [n] - the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed 3. [n] - as far as something can go 4. [n] - the boundary of a specific area 5. [n] - the greatest possible degree of something 6. [v] - restrict o...
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### limit

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

demarcation noun the boundary of a specific area
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