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3 definitions found
 for limiting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Limit \Lim"it\ (l[i^]m"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limited; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Limiting.] [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr.
     limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E.
     eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]
     To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate,
     circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit
     the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to
     limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of
     a word.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Limiting parallels (Astron.), those parallels of latitude
        between which only an occultation of a star or planet by
        the moon, in a given case, can occur.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  limiting
      adj 1: restricting the scope or freedom of action [syn:
             confining, constraining, constrictive, limiting,
             restricting]
      2: strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase;
         "the restrictive clause in `Each made a list of the books
         that had influenced him' limits the books on the list to only
         those particular ones defined by the clause"
      n 1: the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies
           the meaning of the phrase [syn: modification,
           qualifying, limiting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "limiting":
     altering, assuasive, bordering, borderline, boundary, bounding,
     caudal, claustral, coastal, conclusive, confining, cramping,
     defining, definitive, determinant, determinative, determining,
     enclosing, endmost, eventual, exclusive, extenuating, extenuatory,
     extreme, farthest, final, fringing, frontier, last, lenitive,
     limbic, liminal, limit, limitary, limitative, littoral, marginal,
     mitigating, mitigative, mitigatory, modificatory, modifying,
     modulatory, narrowing, palliative, parietal, polar, qualificative,
     qualificatory, qualifying, restricting, restrictive, rimming,
     skirting, softening, surrounding, tail, terminal, terminating,
     terminative, threshold, ultimate
  
  

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