[ adjective ] small in range or scope
"limited war" "a limited success" "a limited circle of friends"
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The volume of ADC cases will decrease , Martin reported , when the community is able to deal effectively with two problems : Relatively limited skills and discrimination in employment because of color .(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Because they are `` minority '' exercises and have but a limited appeal they soon find themselves in the limbo of the forgotten .(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
Good taste and versatility , plus safety from spray poisons would be enough to recommend the frequent use of such a fruit , even if its nutritional values were limited .(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
( Babin has acquired some of Schnabel 's keyboard manner , but his playing is of limited insight . )(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
Mr._A. , her fellow townsman , also experienced a nervous_breakdown just as_soon_as he discovered that he had been bilked of his life savings by the limited practitioner who had been treating his wife - a woman suffering from an incurable disease , multiple_sclerosis - and himself .
[ adjective ] including only a part
Used in print(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The historian can only point_out those lines which were major enough to find reflection in our limited evidence , and must hope that future excavations will enrich our understanding .
[ adjective ] subject to limits or subjected to limits
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
The remainder of the cast fulfilled its assignments no more_than satisfactorily just as the old production and limited stage_direction proved only serviceable .(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
Had More 's writings been wholly limited to such exercises , they would be almost as dimly remembered as those of a dozen or_so other authors living in his time , whose works tenuously survive in the minds of the few hundred scholars who each decade in pursuit of their very specialized occasions read those works .
[ adjective ] not excessive
[ adjective ] not unlimited
"a limited list of choices"