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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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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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(42) In Machules, the Florida Supreme Court applied equitable tolling in a case concerning the limitation period for filing an administrative appeal of a public employee's discharge.
Employees who allege "misconduct of a sexual nature" can file lawsuits against co-workers, customers, contractors, vendors and employers without any time limitation period. Corporate employers are vicariously liable for the actions of their employees in the course of the employment, so they also could face a lawsuit decades after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct.
6501 limitation period for each partner and, if necessary, obtain a consent to extend the statute of limitation from each individual partner.
In a 2012 judgment, (2) the trial judge held that Levy could not benefit from the extinction of the limitation period. This was due to the operation of the postponement provision at section 27(b) of the Limitation of Actions Act 1958.
In Colorado, for example, a three-year limitation period governs contract claims and fraud claims.
For the duration of the suspension cause, the effect is the cessation of the limitation running and this period is not computed into the limitation period;
A number of rationales have been advanced in support of limitation periods. The first is an evidentiary one, specifically the need to proceed with claims while defendants and witnesses are alive and the evidence fresh in their minds.
"While limitation periods are not included in the list of grounds upon which a Contracting State may refuse to recognize and enforce a foreign arbitral award, the Convention stipulates that recognition and enforcement shall be 'in accordance with the rules of procedure of the territory where the award is relied upon,'" wrote Justice Marshall Rothstein for the unanimous Yugraneft court.
The court first noted that EU law does not regulate the application of such limitation periods, which constitute procedural conditions intended to ensure that a right derived by an individual from EU law is safeguarded.
[This article examines the application of limitation periods to civil actions for sexual assault, with particular reference to the High Court of Australia's decision in Stingel v Clark and the 'reforms' enacted pursuant to the recommendations of the Ipp Report.
As the high court said in Sundance Homes, Inc v County of DuPage, 195 III 2d 257, 265, 746 NE2d 254, 260 (2001), the "purpose of a statute of limitation is to discourage the presentation of stale claims." In Tom Oksker's Exciting World of Fashion, Inc v Dun or Dun & Bradstreet, Inc, 61 Ill 2d 129, 132, 334 NE2d 160, 162 (1975), the court stated the "primary purpose of limitation periods is to require the prosecution of a right of action within a reasonable time to prevent the loss or impairment of available evidence and to discourage delay in the bringing of claims."

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