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Limiting

Limiting: Any process by which a specified characteristic (usually amplitude) of the output of a device is prevented from exceeding a predetermined value.

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Limiting
... Limiting Any process by which a specified characteristic (usually amplitude) of the output of a device is prevented from exceeding a predetermined value ... Limiting can refer to non-linear clipping, in which a signal is passed through normally but "sheared off" when it would normally exceed a certain threshold ... Hard limiting ("clipping") is a limiting action in which there is (a) over the permitted dynamic range, negligible variation in the expected characteristic of the output signal, and (b ...

More definitions of "limiting":

  • (adj): Strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase.
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): The grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase.
    Synonyms: modification, qualifying

Famous quotes containing the word limiting:

    A way of certifying experience, taking photographs is also a way of refusing it—by limiting experience to a search for the photogenic, by converting experience into an image, a souvenir. Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    Do we honestly believe that hopeless kids growing up under the harsh new rules will turn out to be chaste, studious, responsible adults? On the contrary, by limiting welfare, job training, education and nutritious food, won’t we plant the seeds for another bumper crop of out-of-wedlock moms, deadbeat dads and worse?
    Richard B. Stolley (20th century)

    There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)