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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Good thing there is not a word limiter on this blog.
They have a built in limiter to their imagination.
Finally a "limiter" stops my voice going over a certain decibel level.
For example this amp has a built-in Deltacomp adaptive limiter which is designed to prevent the power amp from distorting.
A city utility worker had installed a "limiter" device to restrict the use of electricity at Schur's home on Jan. 13, Belleman said.
Utility officials said Schur owed about $1,000 resulting in a "limiter" being put on his home.
The "limiter" blows like a fuse if usage rises past a set level and electricity is not restored until the device is flipped back on by the homeowner, who must walk outside to the meter.
On Jan. 13, a worker with the city-owned utility installed a "limiter" on Schur's electric meter after four months of unpaid bills.
A city utility worker had installed a "limiter" device to restrict the use of electricity at Schur's home on Jan. 13, said Belleman.
Bay City Manager Robert V. Belleman said a worker with Bay City Electric Light & Power placed a "limiter" device outside Schur's home, between Schur's electricity meter and electrical service, on Jan. 13. phone: 989-894-8345 fax: 989-893-7121