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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Acting as a limit.
  • adjective Grammar Restricting the range of application of the noun modified.

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  • verb Present participle of limit.

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  • adjective strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
  • adjective restricting the scope or freedom of action
  • noun the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

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