amount limit


amount limit
noun
: a fixed quantity of work assigned in a test with the object of measuring either the time required by an individual to finish that amount or the total he can do in unlimited time — contrasted with time limit

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • limit — ► NOUN 1) a point beyond which something does not or may not pass. 2) a restriction on the size or amount of something. 3) the furthest extent of one s endurance. ► VERB (limited, limiting) ▪ set or serve as a limit to. ● …   English terms dictionary

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  • limit — 1 / lImit/ noun 1 GREATEST AMOUNT ALLOWED (C) the greatest amount, number, speed etc that is allowed: a 55 mph speed limit (+ to/on): Is there any limit to the amount of time we have? | set a limit (on): attempts to set limits on consumer waste | …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • limit */*/*/ — I UK [ˈlɪmɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms limit : present tense I/you/we/they limit he/she/it limits present participle limiting past tense limited past participle limited 1) to prevent a number, amount, or effect from increasing past a… …   English dictionary

  • limit — lim|it1 W2S2 [ˈlımıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(greatest/least allowed)¦ 2¦(greatest amount possible)¦ 3¦(place)¦ 4 off limits 5 within limits 6 be over the limit 7 know your limits 8 have your limits ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 140 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • limit — lim|it1 [ lımıt ] noun count *** 1. ) the largest or smallest amount or the highest or lowest level of something that is allowed: speed/spending limits limit on: There are strict limits on presidential power. limit to: There has to be a fair… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • limit*/*/*/ — [ˈlɪmɪt] noun [C] I 1) the greatest amount or level of something that is possible or allowed The speed limit here is forty miles an hour.[/ex] There is a limit to what we can do in two weeks.[/ex] 2) the outer edge of an area No bombs landed… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • limit — limitable, adj. limitableness, n. /lim it/, n. 1. the final, utmost, or furthest boundary or point as to extent, amount, continuance, procedure, etc.: the limit of his experience; the limit of vision. 2. a boundary or bound, as of a country, area …   Universalium


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