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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A restriction or ceiling. See Salary limitation, Site limitation.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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.
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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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The $500 liability limitation suited carriers and shippers of the 1920s just fine when it was negotiated as part of the Hague Rules that preceded COGSA.
port, however, is subject to the terms of COGSA.) A single ship, therefore, may be subject to four or five different liability limitations. Further complicating matters is the fact that contract terms may be subject to court interpretations in the forum specified in the bill of lading, often in a distant foreign country.
significantly increase the liability limitation. For example, with
This would make the SAFETEA-LU TCA's limitation on liability at [section]306(b) superfluous since no liability limitation would be required for any of the period preceding June 6, 2008.
First, it adds a provision that a person filing a claim under ATSSSA does not waive the right to file a civil action against "any person who is a knowing participant in any conspiracy to hijack an aircraft or commit any terrorist act." Section 408 of the ATSSSA, previously entitled "Limitation on Air Carrier Liability," is now "Limitation on Liability" to reflect an expanded group of entities and persons protected by the liability limitation.
(Regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, may restrict or prohibit such liability limitation arrangements.)
2180, the Online Copyright Liability Limitation Act, would limit copyright liability for online materials.
Auditors have specifically used indemnification and liability limitation clauses and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) agreements to help control their insurance and other costs, especially for clients operating in high-risk business environments.
Liability is an area where RIMS still has time to act, as a number of state and federal liability limitation proposals will be pending this year.
* The language of the amendment permitting the parties to "negotiate and expressly agree" to the inclusion of the limitation of liability, requires only that the parties have a fair opportunity to accept, reject or modify a liability limitation provision and did not require that the provision be actually discussed or the subject of express assent.
108(b)(5) election is made, the postdischarge basis over liability limitation of Sec.
To interpret this narrow ruling as a new theory of liability limitation for accountants is wishful thinking.