Definition of limited adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɪmɪtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪmɪtɪd//
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  1. 1  not very great in amount or extent We are doing our best with the limited resources available. This animal's intelligence is very limited.
  2. 2  limited (to something) restricted to a particular limit of time, numbers, etc. This offer is for a limited period only. see also Ltd
  3. Extra examples Places are strictly limited, so you should apply as soon as possible. She kept the plans carefully limited to a circle of a few trusted friends. The number of passengers is limited to fifteen. The role that women could play was socially limited. This research is inherently limited in its scope. We’re really limited in what we can do these days. the books in this admittedly limited sample He has a small vocabulary and is only able to express himself in a limited fashion. Hurry, as we only have a limited supply of these TVs in stock! I have a limited knowledge of French. She has only a limited understanding of what the job involves. The campaign to stop drink-driving had only limited success. The company’s manufacturing capability is quite limited. There are only a limited number of jobs available. There are only limited funds available. These are issues that go beyond the limited confines of this book. This animal’s intelligence is very limited. a limited ability/​capability/​capacity/​intelligence/​intellect/​knowledge/​understanding limited resources/​funds/​supplies
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: limited