limitation noun

1 limiting of sth

ADJ. important, major, serious, severe | family | damage an exercise in damage limitation | arms talks on arms limitation | budget, budgetary, financial

VERB + LIMITATION impose, place | remove | accept a limitation of your personal freedom

PREP. ~ on limitations on one's freedom of action | ~ to There should be no limitations to progress in the talks.

2 limitations: sth that sb cannot do

ADJ. important, major, serious, severe | inherent | physical, technical

VERB + LIMITATION have She has serious limitations as a mother. | overcome, transcend At times his technique seems to transcend the limitations of the piano. | know, recognize Please don't ask me to sing?I know my limitations! | expose, reveal, show The team's technical limitations were exposed by the Italians. | accept You've just got to accept your limitations.

PREP. despite sb's/sth's ~ It's a useful book despite its limitations.