from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Limited by its or one's own characteristics rather than by external influences.
- adj. Medicine Running a definite course within a specific period; little modified by treatment. Used of a disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Limited by itself only; in pathology, tending to spontaneous recovery after a certain course: applied to certain diseases, as smallpox and many other acute diseases.
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- adj. relating to a disease that tends to run a definite course without treatment
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Most maintain a very narrow focus and within their self-limited worldview truly believe they are doing/supporting something unquestionably good.
Do they add anything meaningful to the canon by skulking around every cyber corner, waiting to pounce on any advocate of insights contrary to their own, self-limited world view?
While the majority of concussions are self-limited injuries, there is increasing concern about the effects of multiple head injuries (including chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a dementia that can develop) and sequential concussions (such as life-threatening second-impact syndrome).
It is predicted that most cases of H1N1 flu will be mild to moderate in severity and self-limited; however, more severe cases may occur.
Like the Flat Earth Society, they've put themselves in a place where progress is self-limited.
It's usually self-limited and treated at home, but before the vaccine was introduced, the virus was responsible for about 200,000 emergency room visits and 400,000 physician office visits a year, noted the study's senior author, Dr. Umesh Parashar, a medical epidemiologist and team leader of the viral gastroenteritis team at the CDC in Atlanta.
Bias -, fact -, and grammar-checking are imperatives of journalism as practiced by a self-appointed group of so-called professionals in a self-limited sphere of work, not of literary criticism, which can be (in some cases should be) thoroughly biased, indifferent to "facts" except the facts of the text at hand, and resistant to hidebound rules of grammar when they interfere with the expression of difficult ideas or impede critical insight.
Although spouses did have more episodes of self-limited bronchitis as a result of irritation from the smoke, they were spared the more serious complications.
HAV infection produces a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease.
In which case they would become rather like the Amish in this country: a people whose ability to particpate in the larger culture around them is self-limited by religious stricture.