Translation of limit in Spanish:


límite, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlɪmɪt//ˈlɪmɪt/


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    • 1.1(boundary)

      límite masculine
      outside the city limits fuera de los límites de la ciudad
      • twelve-mile/six-mile limit límite de las doce/seis millas
      • Figures showed that amounts of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide were predicted to exceed allowed annual limits in five areas of the city.
      • We must identify a plot of land outside the city limits.
      • At the extreme tidal limits in wet areas, organic production may exceed sediment supply and peaty organic sediments may then accumulate.
      • Taking a city tram from Basel as far as its terminus at the city limits, I followed the road on foot.
      • How can one feel like a citizen of a geographic area whose limits one can't place and whose capital cities one can't name?
      • Any excursion outside Brandon city limits was bound to reveal several new chunks smeared on the highway in neverending configurations of minced meat and bone.
      • Justice Morin held that the City had the authority, pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Act, to designate any area within the City limits as an area where smoking is prohibited.
      • The group slipped quickly down and back outside, following Don outside the city limits and into the forest.
      • The stolen pets change hands within a day or two and are sold to people outside the city limits, which make it very difficult for the owner to trace the stolen pet.
      • Even more impressive is the car's overtaking performance once outside the city limits, where the boost from the turbocharger enables the car to whoosh past slower traffic in a very relaxed way.
      • There's little room to expand on the 100-acre Walter Reed campus in Washington, and city height limits forbid tall buildings.
      • The 82nd Airborne couldn't move from outside the city's limits without getting hammered.
      • One interesting note was that the official speed limit within city limits is 60 km nation wide, unless otherwise posted.
      • In the past, US strategy has placed explicit or implicit limits on the movement of American forces along these three axes.
      • Unfortunately, suburban sprawl in the area limits further extension of the quarry perimeter, and it is likely that this quarry may run out of stone to blast by 2015.
      • As a girl Ziana's grandfather had taken her camping outside of the city limits on several occasions.
      • Between 1503 and 1506 he was imprisoned for forging a document, branded on the face, and confined to the city limits.
      • Start by finding a list of practices near where you live, as surgeries have boundary limits and you need to make sure you're within their area.
      • More important, in my opinion, are term limits in other areas of the government.
      • Four towers, originally built to demarcate the boundaries of Bangalore, are now very much inside city limits.

    • 1.2(furthest extent)

      she pushes herself to the limit se esfuerza al máximo
      • he reached the limits of human endurance llegó al límite de lo que un ser humano puede resistir
      • Overall you sense a band stretching each other to the limit, reaching out to invent a new format which would eventually become their downfall.
      • They may not be illegal, but he's always pushing that ethical edge to the limit.
      • The confidence based on the fact that I trained to the limit of my mental and physical capacity made me think so.
      • That means stretching your mind and emotions and endurance to the limit and therefore getting stronger and stronger day by day.
      • With a gruelling fitness regime to get through, the pressure is on as the eight stretch their physical and mental endurance levels to the limit.
      • Each heat will pit the entrants against each other in series of specially designed, sporting competitions which will push them to their physical and mental limits.
      • It was a while before the children realized that these two marines, laden with arms to the limit of physical endurance, were not going to hurt them.
      • The next four hours were pushing her mental skills to the limit.
      • Contrary to the impression created by the end result, however, the intricate machinery and the mental processes were stressed to the limit as Schumacher won nine of the 10 races held so far.
      • Men and women crews train equally hard, and race to the limit of their physical capability - what's the difference?
      • As an 18-year-old, they take you to the limit of your endurance.
      • It could take them six weeks to complete, will see them race over almost 4000 nautical miles and push their mental and physical abilities to the limit.
      • I have suffered to the limit of my endurance, but I will never in my sane senses surrender to the evil power that has fixed its roots like a cancer on the world.
      • To a mountaineer it is the challenge of pushing physical resources to the limit by striving to achieve a demanding goal.
      • It won't be the first time the keen sportsman has pushed the boundaries of human endurance to the limit in the name of charity.
      • Motivation controls voluntary behavior up to the limit of physical capacity.
      • Candidates push themselves to the limit in a test that assess mental as well as physical toughness during a barrier test for army special forces entry.
      • It is all about recognising your physical and mental limits and training within them until you are ready to go a little beyond them.
      • We have had two hard days on the water and I have come nearly to the limit of my endurance.
      • The CD pushes the listener to the limit of endurance, virtually begs you dismiss it as a depressing case of style over substance, then suddenly reveals hidden depths.

    • 1.3informal

      you're/that's the limit! ¡eres/es el colmo! informal

  • 2

    (restriction, maximum)
    límite masculine
    what's the (speed) limit? ¿cuál es la velocidad máxima / el límite de velocidad?
    • no thanks, two's my limit no gracias, nunca bebo más de dos
    • to put a limit on sth poner un límite a algo
    • a limit of six months un plazo máximo de seis meses
    • The suspended particulate matter is above permissible limits.
    • The Food Standards Agency has already set limits on the amount of salt people should eat, with a high-profile campaign urging them to consume less than 6 grams a day.
    • Mr Cullen said the size limits were being reviewed to ensure effective competition and to take account of ongoing developments in the retail sector.
    • They have unilaterally removed class size limits at colleges.
    • Just how far can science push the possible limits?
    • You can digitise almost all of your music collection (within certain limits due to copyright restrictions).
    • Under the scheme, local authorities are set limits on the amount of biodegradable waste - like paper and garden refuse - they can dump in landfill sites.
    • NSW Fisheries set strict bag limits and sizes and they are continually being reviewed to ensure fish stocks are preserved for the future.
    • Providing there are age limits and other rules, but I see no reason why locals should be denied the opportunity to have a little fun.
    • Reformists say the amount of public funding limits for the conventions and the campaigns need to be raised so candidates won't have to turn to private interest money.
    • Two more conventional measures, species-specific size restrictions and catch limits, appear in only a small number of fishing accords.
    • A system of private property governed by a rule of law sets limits on the permissible form of competition for resources.
    • You have a company pension that was set up under the current regime, which is a cat's cradle of limits, restrictions, and extremely complicated rules.
    • The dog is small enough to meet the size requirements of leases that put limits on the size of pets.
    • Government mandated limits on the amount of the chemicals that can be fed to the fish.
    • Restrictions enacted under previous state legislation impose limits on the amount districts can increase their budgets.
    • Since permissible limits in India are as high as to accommodate these pollutants, they cannot be booked under pollution control rules.
    • ‘We have not put any restrictions on the age limit,’ says V.K. Jayan, of Terracrafts, who leads the workshop.
    • St-Maurice also says that setting limits for the amount of drugs found in someone's system is a political, and contradictory, issue.
    • The task of the Charter was to give this concept as clear limits as possible.
  • 3

    límite masculine
    • So again, we would want the limit of this sequence to be 1 / 0.
    • Around this time he discovered conditions under which a function is a limit of a sequence of continuous functions.
    • We begin in section 2 with two simple examples to show that the pointwise limit of a sequence of analytic functions need not be analytic.
    • In fact, the sequence converges to a limit whose value is 2.7182818.
    • As the students themselves have observed, repeated magnification of a graph can not conclusively show the value of a limit.

transitive verb

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    (extent/number/possibility) limitar
    (imports) restringir
    they limited me to one drink a week me pusieron como límite una copa por semana
    • to limit oneself to sth/-ing limitarse a algo/+ inf
    • her experience is limited to … su experiencia se limita a …
    • By limiting the number of children, they intended to give them better opportunities.
    • This may be due to effective treatments or the self limiting nature of the illnesses.
    • Phillips has been released on bail with restrictions limiting his access to computers.
    • It is aimed at limiting the damage done to the government electorally with a tiny pension rise this year.
    • New government regulations limiting the sort of DIY work that amateurs can carry out.
    • Damage can help the designer by limiting the amount of force that the structure attracts.
    • If you stop consumers spending by limiting their credit then recession is inevitable.
    • This proposal would reduce the cost of insurance by limiting the amount that has to be paid out.
    • Fishing effort could also be controlled by licensing boats and limiting their catches.
    • Even where nutrients are scarce, this may not be of much importance if the prime limiting factor is water.
    • Heat stress is a major factor limiting growth of cool-season plant species in many areas.
    • Another major factor limiting the Europeans' performances has to be the heat and humidity.
    • We are now using the engine as a tool for maximising performance, not limiting it.
    • This is a rate limiting step, as a simultaneous start was needed across all 20 sites.
    • It can be limited to serve only as a convenient portable reading device.
    • Avoid high demands for air during the dive by limiting your depth and work-rate.
    • This year it has gone further, limiting the amount of time they can spend covering for absent colleagues.
    • He asks whether there are any regulations limiting the number of teaching hours a teacher is required to do.
    • Water availability is a major factor limiting the occurrence, abundance and growth of trees.
    • This is limiting my choices and is a very shallow approach to relationships.