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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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Employees who allege "misconduct of a sexual nature" can file lawsuits against co-workers, customers, contractors, vendors and employers without any time limitation period.
The effects of the suspension of the limitation period are: a) from the date on which the cause of suspension has ceased, the limitation period begins to run again, the time elapsed before the suspension also being calculated; b) the limitation shall expire 6 months after the suspension has ceased, except for the 6-month or shorter limitation periods which shall expire one month after the suspension has ceased.
6501 limitation period for each partner and, if necessary, obtain a consent to extend the statute of limitation from each individual partner.
That provision, cited below, provides that where the right of action has been concealed by the fraud of the defendant or any person through whom he claims, the limitation period will not begin to run until the plaintiff has discovered the fraud or could 'with reasonable diligence' have discovered it.
In Colorado, for example, a three-year limitation period governs contract claims and fraud claims.
Subsequent to the suspension cause, the limitation restarts to run and the period before the suspension is computed into the limitation period.
Limitation periods are also intended to encourage plaintiffs to bring their actions in a timely manner, in part to provide fairness to, and certainty for, defendants.
In fact, you could make a reasonable argument that foreign arbitration awards are not subject to any limitation period at all in Ontario.
Barth appealed that decision and the Austrian Administrative Court, the Verwaltungsgerichtshof, turned to the Court of Justice for clarification on the compatibility with EU law of a national regulation making claims for payment of special length-of-service increments - which a worker who had exercised his right to freedom of movement was denied, prior to the Kobler judgement - subject to a three-year limitation period, which may be extended by nine months.
69) This interpretation gave the plaintiff who alleged sexual assault in that case the advantage of more generous limitation periods.
Similar policies on limitation periods operate where a claimant seeks to add an expired claim against a new defendant Here, under section 2-616(d), there must be not only the "same transaction or occurrence," but also receipt by the new person in a timely fashion (ire.
O]ne explanation for the dual reference might be an oversight on the part of the legislature, which appears to have copied, without paying attention to the procedural differences, the wording used in Article 2 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2988/74 of November 26, 1974 concerning limitation periods in proceedings and the enforcement of sanctions under the rules of the European Economic Community relating to transport and competition (OJ 1974 L 319, p.

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