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noun limitation pronunciation in British English /ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a rule or situation that puts a limit on something
    limitation on: We plan to impose limitations on the use of cars in the city.
    space/size limitations: Not all the information could be displayed due to space limitations.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the act or process of putting a limit on something
      limitation of: an agreement on the limitation of arms exports
  2. 2
    [countable] [usually plural] a disadvantage or weak point that makes someone or something less effective
    His research demonstrated the limitations of intelligence testing techniques.
    She has her limitations as an actress.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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