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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that limits: a limiter of choices.
  • n. Electronics A circuit that prevents the amplitude of a waveform from exceeding a specified value. Also called clipper.

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  • n. That which limits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, limits.
  • n. A friar licensed to beg within certain bounds, or whose duty was limited to a certain district.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which limits or confines.
  • n. A friar licensed to beg, collect convent-dues, preach, or perform other duties within certain limits, or in a certain district.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)


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