The difference between Limit and Limitation

When used as nouns, limit means a restriction, whereas limitation means the act of limiting or the state of being limited.

Limit is also verb with the meaning: to restrict.

Limit is also adjective with the meaning: being a fixed limit game.

check bellow for the other definitions of Limit and Limitation

  1. Limit as a noun:

    A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go.


    "There are several existing limits to executive power."

    "Two drinks is my limit tonight."

  2. Limit as a noun (mathematics):

    A value to which a sequence converges. Equivalently, the common value of the upper limit and the lower limit of a sequence: if the upper and lower limits are different, then the sequence has no limit (i.e., does not converge).


    "The sequence of reciprocals has zero as its limit."

  3. Limit as a noun (mathematics):

    Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit.


    "Category theory defines a very general concept of limit."

  4. Limit as a noun (category theory):

    The cone of a diagram through which any other cone of that same diagram can factor uniquely.


    "hyponyms terminal object categorical product pullback equalizer"

  5. Limit as a noun (poker):

    Short for fixed limit.

  6. Limit as a noun:

    The final, utmost, or furthest point; the border or edge.


    "the limit of a walk, of a town, or of a country"

  7. Limit as a noun (obsolete):

    The space or thing defined by limits.

  8. Limit as a noun (obsolete):

    That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.

  9. Limit as a noun (obsolete):

    A restriction; a check or curb; a hindrance.

  10. Limit as a noun (logic, metaphysics):

    A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic.

  11. Limit as a noun (cycling):

    The first group of riders to depart in a handicap race.

  1. Limit as an adjective (poker):

    Being a fixed limit game.

  1. Limit as a verb (transitive):

    To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound, to set boundaries.


    "We need to limit the power of the executive."

    "I'm limiting myself to two drinks tonight."

  2. Limit as a verb (mathematics, intransitive):

    To have a limit in a particular set.


    "The sequence limits on the point ''a''."

  3. Limit as a verb (obsolete):

    To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region.


    "a limiting friar"

  1. Limitation as a noun:

    The act of limiting or the state of being limited.

  2. Limitation as a noun:

    A restriction; a boundary, real or metaphorical, caused by some thing or some circumstance.


    "Getting into his wheelchair after his amputation, it felt like a limitation you could roll in."

    "He understood the exam material, but his fear was a limitation he could not overcome."

  3. Limitation as a noun:

    An imperfection or shortcoming that limits something's use or value.

  4. Limitation as a noun (law):

    A time period after which some legal action may no longer be brought.


    "The lawyer obtained impunity by dragging his obviously guilty client's case beyond the ten-year limitation."