limiting has definitions from the field of grammar
[ adjective ] restricting the scope or freedom of action

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(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

The pulmonary_vein , however , without the limiting supportive tissue septa as in type 1 , , follows a more direct path to the hilum and does not maintain this close relationship ( figs. 8 , 22 ) .

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[ adjective ] (grammar) strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase


"the restrictive clause in `Each made a list of the books that had influenced him' limits the books on the list to only those particular ones defined by the clause"

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grammar restrictive

[ noun ] (grammar) the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase