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Meaning of LIMITING

Pronunciation:  'limiting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
  2. [adj]  restricting the scope or freedom of action
  3. [adj]  (grammar) 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"

LIMITING is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: confining, constraining, constrictive, modification, qualifying, restricting, restrictive
 See Also: apposition, grammatical relation, restrictiveness



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