limits

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Limit \Lim"it\ (l[i^]m"[i^]t), noun [From L. limes, limitis: cf. F. limite; -or from E. limit, v. See {Limit}, verb (used with an object)]

1. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor.

As eager of the chase, the maid Beyond the forest's verdant limits strayed. --Pope.

2. The space or thing defined by limits.

The archdeacon hath divided it Into three limits very equally. --Shak.

3. That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.

The dateless limit of thy dear exile. --Shak.

The limit of your lives is out. --Shak.

4. A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.

I prithee, give no limits to my tongue. --Shak.

5. (Logic & Metaph.) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.

6. (Math.) A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent.

{Elastic limit}. See under {Elastic}.

{Prison limits}, a definite, extent of space in or around a prison, within which a prisoner has liberty to go and come.

Syn: Boundary; border; edge; termination; restriction; bound; confine.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Limit \Lim"it\, verb (used without an object) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Limit \Lim"it\ (l[i^]m"[i^]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Limited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Limiting}.] [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.] To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.

{Limiting parallels} (Astron.), those parallels of latitude between which only an occultation of a star or planet by the moon, in a given case, can occur.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

limit

noun

1: the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability" [syn: {limit}, {bound}, {boundary}]

2: final or latest limiting point [syn: {terminus ad quem}, {terminal point}, {limit}]

3: as far as something can go

4: the boundary of a specific area [syn: {limit}, {demarcation}, {demarcation line}]

5: the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity [syn: {limit}, {limit point}, {point of accumulation}]

6: the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed; "there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight" [syn: {limit}, {limitation}]

verb

1: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends" [syn: {restrict}, {restrain}, {trammel}, {limit}, {bound}, {confine}, {throttle}]

2: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" [syn: {limit}, {circumscribe}, {confine}]

3: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters" [syn: {specify}, {set}, {determine}, {define}, {fix}, {limit}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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FCC

Telecommunications Act of 1996

From the FCC website, "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business -- to let any communications business compete in any market against any other."

ANTITRUST ANTITRUST COMCAST C-SPAN C-SPAN2 C-SPAN3 NBC NEWS MSNBC CNBC NBC UNIVERSAL

I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

PUBLIC INTEREST

Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov


I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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