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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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The assertion of an old claim will violate all the three principles of limitation periods.
if the one against which the limitation period runs or is about to run is prevented by an act of force majeure from interrupting the period, as long as this impediment still exists; temporary force majeure is not a cause of suspension of the limitation period unless it occurred in the last 6 months before the expiration of the limitation period; 10.
Limitation periods begin either when a cause of action is deemed to have arisen, such as a breach of a contract (e.
In Colorado, for example, a three-year limitation period governs contract claims and fraud claims.
The alteration means the stop of the limitation period for as long as the limitative legally provisioned situations unfold, situations that prevent the rights owner to take action.
Caution; If you did not file a tax return--or, even worse, filed a fraudulent return--the limitation period never runs out.
Expiration of a limitation period does not necessarily bar the plaintiff's action; however, it can be raised as a defence and, if successful, will extinguish the claim.
Alternatively, the Supreme Court might have meant that coursts deciding which of several possible state statutes of limitations to borrow should consult state law in order to discover which state limitation period applies to the state cause of action most analogous to the federal claim.
The legislation provides for a two-year limitation period from the date of the award on obtaining a "remedial order," including an enforcement order where the right arises from foreign law, for all proceedings brought in Alberta.
The judge had to decide this issue and whether he should not apply the Saudi limitation period because to do so would cause "undue hardship" to the claimants.
In Stingel v Clark, a majority of the High Court held that under the Limitation of Actions Act 1958 (Vic) as it stood at the relevant time, the limitation period would only begin to run from the time the survivor of the sexual assault recognised the connection between the assault and the harm resulting from it.

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