limiting

Primary Meanings of limiting

1.
adj
restricting the scope or freedom of action
2.
adjn
strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
Full Definitions of limiting
1

adj restricting the scope or freedom of action

Synonyms:
confining, constraining, constrictive, restricting
restrictive
serving to restrict
2

adj strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase

Synonyms:
restrictive
serving to restrict

n the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

Synonyms:
modification, qualifying
Types:
restrictiveness
a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')
apposition
a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows
Type of:
grammatical relation
a linguistic relation established by grammar

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