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Limits, controls and ranges - thesaurus

Synonyms

red line

noun

a statement, typically by a government, of acts that they regard as unacceptable and will respond to

limit

noun

the greatest amount or level of something that is possible

constraint

noun

something that limits your freedom to do what you want

restriction

noun

a rule, action, or situation that limits or controls someone or something

limitation

noun

a rule or situation that puts a limit on something

range

noun

the limits within which a person or organization is able to deal effectively with something

check

noun

something that controls another thing and stops it from becoming worse, too powerful, etc.

restraint

noun

an act of limiting or controlling something, or a situation in which this happens, especially in business or politics

confines

noun

the limits of something such as an activity or way of life

control

noun

a law, agreement, or method that limits something

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age limit

noun

the oldest or the youngest age at which you are allowed to do something

ambit

noun

formal the range within which something, especially a rule or law, is effective or has power

band

noun

a range of values, prices, ages, etc. in a system used for measuring or grouping people or things

barrier

noun

a number, limit, or level that is considered important because it is difficult to go past

bonds

noun

literary something that stops you from being free or from feeling that you can do what you want

boundary

noun

the limits of an activity or experience

bounds

noun

limits that affect and control what can happen or what people are able to do

cap

noun

a limit on the amount of money that you can spend or charge

caveat

noun

formal a warning of the limits of a particular agreement or statement

ceiling

noun

an upper limit set on the number or amount of something

chains

noun

literary conditions that limit your freedom, especially unpleasant responsibilities or bad conditions that you live in

compass

noun

formal a limit or range

condition

noun

something that must be true or be done before another thing can happen, especially as part of an agreement, law, or contract

counter

noun

an action that you take in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effect

countermeasures

noun

actions taken to stop something else from happening or having a negative effect

crackdown

noun

strong action that someone in authority takes to stop a particular activity

curb

noun

a rule or control that stops or limits something

cutoff

noun

a level or limit at which something stops

fetters

noun

literary something that limits your freedom to do what you want

floor

noun

business the lowest level that an amount is allowed to reach

gamut

noun

the complete range of things of a particular type

horizons

noun

the limits of your experience

limit

noun

the largest or smallest amount, or the highest or lowest level, of something that is allowed

line

noun

an imaginary limit or border between two situations or conditions

low

noun

business the lowest level, value, or price

margin

noun

an additional amount of time, space, money, etc. that you include in order to be certain that you will be safe or successful

parameter

noun

a limit that affects how something can be done

range

noun

all the numbers, ages, measurements, etc. that are included within particular fixed limits

rider

noun

something that is added to what has been stated, in order to limit it

span

noun

the differences included in something that you are considering or calculating

squeeze

noun

economics a situation in which there is strict control over money or goods

straightjacket

another spelling of straitjacket

straitjacket

noun

something that limits someone’s freedom to do something

stranglehold

noun

strong power over someone or something that prevents them from having any freedom to act

stricture

noun

formal a limit to your freedom

strings

noun

special conditions that limit an offer or agreement

threshold

noun

a limit at which an arrangement changes. For example a tax threshold is the level of income or profit at which you start to pay a tax

threshold

noun

a level at which something happens. For example, your hearing threshold is the level of sound that you can hear, and your pain threshold is the level of pain that you can feel without suffering or complaining

tie

noun

something that limits your freedom

yoke

noun

formal a situation or an experience that limits someone’s freedom

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