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ceiling

Vox populi A maximum, upper limit. See Glass ceiling, Nondisclosure ceiling.
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Next year, in a significant expansion of the Maximum Allowable Actual Charge (MAAC) concept, Medicare will phase in an absolute ceiling on the amount a nonparticipating physician can charge a Medicare beneficiary on an unassigned claim.
As an airplane ascends, the speeds for best rate and best angle of climb vary with altitude and finally converge at the aircraft's absolute ceiling, where there is no excess of power and only one speed will allow steady, level flight but zero rate of climb.