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{adj: absolute, total, unconditioned} without conditions or limitations
"a total ban"

{adj: beneficial, good} promoting or enhancing well-being
"an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"
"the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"
"the experience was good for her"

{adj: clear, unmortgaged} (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
"I have clear title to this property"

{adj: quantitative} expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement
"export wheat without quantitative limitations"
"quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"
<-> qualitative

{adj: undue, unjustified, unwarranted} lacking justification or authorization
"unreasonable searches and seizures"
"desire for undue private profit"
"unwarranted limitations of personal freedom"

{adv: unqualifiedly} without qualification or limitation

{n: Godel, Kurt Godel} United States mathematician (born in Austria) who is remembered principally for demonstrating the limitations of axiomatic systems (1906-1978)

{n: SALT II} the second treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

{n: SALT I} the first treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

{n: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, SALT} negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons

{n: antiballistic missile, ABM} a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles
"the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks placed limits on the deployment of ABMs"

{n: arms control} a limitation on the size and armament of the armed forces of a country

{n: auto limitation} social control achieved as a manifestation of self-will or consent

{n: fee simple} a fee without limitation to any class of heirs; they can sell it or give it away

{n: hold-down} a limitation or constraint
"taxpayers want a hold-down on government spending"

{n: limit, limitation} the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
"there are limits on the amount you can bet"
"it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"

{n: limitation, restriction} an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

{n: limitation} (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought
"statute of limitations"

{n: limitation} the quality of being limited or restricted
"it is a good plan but it has serious limitations"

{n: parochialism} a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish

{n: pocket battleship} a small battleship built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament (from 1925 to 1930)

{n: proration} the proportional limitation of production or distribution of something (e.g. crude oil or natural gas) to some fractional part of the total capacity of each producer

{n: quantification} a limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers `some' or `all' or `no')

{n: quota} a limitation on imports
"the quota for Japanese imports was negotiated"

{n: restriction, limitation} a principle that limits the extent of something
"I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

{n: statute of limitations} a statute prescribing the time period during which legal action can be taken

{v: cut across} be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations
"Opinions on bombing the Serbs cut across party lines"

{v: limp, hobble, hitch} walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
"The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"


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