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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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51) The first American criminal statute of limitations appeared in the Colony of Massachusetts in 1652.
0% limitation provides that aggregate deductible contributions (including those subject to the separate 20% or 30% limitations) cannot exceed 50% of AGI.
167/1958 is the fact that limitation is currently a legal institution of private order.
However, in the process evaluation phase, a final limitation is discovered that will allow only a 20% production increase with reasonable return on investment.
Wolfman thinks Lockhart will prevail before the Supreme Court because "there has not been an express reference that is necessary to override the 1D-year statute of limitation.
If the engagement cannot be provided at this time, the peer reviewer will inform the firm that a limitation in the scope of the review exists.
A resident who was not able to move his joint--required passive range of motion--would be coded as a limitation in range of motion.
Elimination of 90 percent limitation on the use of foreign tax credits and use of NOLs against alternative minimum tax and expansion of exemption amounts.
While the temporary lifting of the statute of limitations covered any institution where a known child molester was allowed to continue working and abused another child, the majority of cases filed in 2003 appeared to have been filed against Catholic archdioceses, experts said.
The exclusions, combined with PBGC's application of the limitation, have resulted in only 5 percent of PBGC's administrative and operational expenses being included in the limitation for fiscal year 2002.
27] This substantial limitation requirement has proven more troublesome for employers, the EEOC, and the courts.
Compliance with the revenue limitation shall be calculated in accordance with the methods stated in the Section 20 Orders, as modified by the Order Approving Modifications to the Section 20 Orders, 75 Federal Reserve Bulletin 751 (1989); 10 Percent Revenue Limit on Bank-Ineligible Activities of Subsidiaries of Bank Holding Companies Engaged in Underwriting and Dealing in Securities, 61 Federal Register 48,953 (1996); and Revenue Limit on Bank-Ineligible Activities of Subsidiaries of Bank Holding Companies Engaged in Underwriting and Dealing in Securities, 61 Federal Register 68,750 (1996) (collectively, "Modification Orders").