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limit, limits
1. The largest or smallest amount, or the highest or lowest level, of something that is allowed.
2. The greatest amount or level of something that is possible.
3. The point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed.
4. The boundary surrounding a specific area.
5. A confining or restricting object, agent, or influence.
6. The greatest or least amount, number, or extent that is allowed or which is possible.
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(EU, Languages Stretch the Limits; as European Union seeks a stronger voice, words get in the way)
(bill is proposed in New Hampshire, U.S., to place limits on RFID applications)
Word Entries containing the term: “limits
off limits, off-limits
1. Forbidden to military personnel except when on official business.
2. Not to be entered or frequented by a designated group.
3. A place to which entry is forbidden or barred: "This part of town is off-limits to strangers."
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speed limit (s) (noun), speed limits (pl)
The fastest movement allowed for vehicles in a specified area or on certain streets or roads: Germans are all revved up over speed limits on German autobahns.

Half of the 12,000 kilometers of autobahns already have speed limits as do smaller roads; however, the "anything-goes" stretches of the autobahn are the fastest public roads in the world.

Germany has a significant economic incentive to resist a speed limit because it builds some of the world's fastest cars, and the autobahn is a valuable showcase and marketing tool for the industry.

—Compiled from excerpts in the
International Herald Tribune by Mark Landler, March 16, 2007; pages 1 & 8.
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