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1. a restriction on an individual's activities.
2. (in plural) factors in a research study that may decrease the generalizability of the findings; they may be of either a conceptual or a methodological type.
chronic airflow limitation see chronic airflow limitation.


A restriction or ceiling. See Salary limitation, Site limitation.


The condition of being limited.

activity limitation

Functional limitation.

functional limitation

In rehabilitation science, any restriction in the performance of activities resulting from disease, injury, or environmental restrictions. Synonym: activity limitation; disability.

limitation of motion

The restriction of movement or range of motion of a part or joint, esp. that imposed by disease or trauma to joints and soft tissues.


avoidance of excessive size.

liability limitation
statute of limitation
each state has a statute that limits the time after an event at which legal proceedings can be initiated based on the event. The time lapse varies with the subject of the action and between states.

Patient discussion about limitation

Q. What is the limit........ What is the limit for a normal person to jump?

A. Next time you watch a basketball or volleyball game, notice how high the athletes jump to block a shot or spike the ball. Ever wonder if you could jump as high? Stand next to a wall with a short pencil in your hand and hold your arm as high above your head as you can, keeping your feet flat on the floor. Make a mark on the wall to note your standing reach. Then jump as high as you can, keeping your arm high above your head. At the top of your jump, make another mark on the wall. It works best to stand close to, but not touching the wall when you jump. The difference in height between the two marks is a measure of how high you jumped. You may be able to jump higher if you change how much you bend your knees before jumping. If you don't bend your knees much, you don't get much extra push. On the other hand, a deep crouch overstretches the thigh muscles, making them less efficient in pushing you off the ground. Experiment to find the amount of knee bend that gives you the most height. Swi

Q. Is there a limit to how long the suit should be worn? Hi, my wife Lee, 36 always wear sauna suit for very long walk in hot sun. I am concerned because she walks alone and takes diet pills to boost metabolism. Is there a limit to how long the suit should be worn?

A. While doing this, she should be very careful. Sauna suits help to keep the muscles warm and that is what causes the sweat and they do not necessarily promote weight loss. She has to keep herself hydrated! Ask her to drink tons of water because her body is rapidly losing it. In other words, the weight loss is more water which can be gained back very quickly. I would recommend weight training and cardio exercise at least 4 times a week. Also, exercising in the morning has great metabolic effects. Therefore, put an end to diet pills because they are not good for your wife!!

Q. Have alcohol-related crashes decreased in other states when they lowered the limit? I have a doubt even after updating with the local news. Have alcohol-related crashes decreased in other states when they lowered the limit?

A. Wisconsin has seen nearly a two percent decrease in alcohol-related crashes and almost a fourteen percent decrease in alcohol-related fatalities a year after implementing a .08 law. Since South Dakota put .08 in effect in 2002, alcohol-related crashes have decreased by 2.1 percent from the average of the previous three years.

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6401(a) and must be refunded because (since the limitation period has expired) the additional tax cannot be assessed.
245) The other eighteen include special limitation periods in the text of RICO or elsewhere in their code.
It is the awareness of the harms arising from the impugned conduct or incident that triggers the start of the limitation period, not awareness of its occurrence.
Although both the convention and the model Law are silent on limitation periods, the convention provides for enforcement "in accordance with the rules of procedure" of the enforcing state.
The woman challenged the six year limitation period in a bid to sue her attacker.
the equivalent of imposing a judicially created limitation period for a
In establishing the applicability of a limitation period, proper service of the notice of agency action or administrative complaint must be accomplished against the affected party.
However, a judge's discretion should not be limited by the three year judicial limitation period.
Limitation periods can vary from one state to another and it was not clear whether any limitation period applied to Dr Ramnath's case.
To be enforceable, a contractual limitation period provision must be reasonable, and the employee must voluntarily agree to its terms.
Furthermore, the general limitation period for actions in tort may be extended to 15 years if the damage is latent.
The district court denied the petition, finding that the alleged "nightmare" experience of the offender when he used a prison law library did not warrant equitable tolling of the one-year limitation period under the provisions of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA).

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