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[lim-i-ter] /ˈlɪm ɪ tər/
a person or thing that limits.
Electronics. a device or circuit for limiting the amplitude of a radio, telephone, or recording signal to some predetermined level.
Origin of limiter
1350-1400; limit + -er1; replacing Middle English limitour (see -or2) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With manual mode selected, the automatic holds lower gears right up to the rev limiter, upshifting only when the driver desires.
  • There is also a limiter to attenuate sudden loud noises.
  • And yes, the fundamental limiter on the pace of progress is our understanding of complex systems development.
  • He referred to the action of forcing the bolt without the torque limiter.
  • The impact limiter bolts are nickel or cadmium plated to inhibit corrosion.
  • First, low-powered plasmas were pulsed out every few seconds, cleaning off impurities on the limiter and the walls.
  • The impact limiter shells are fabricated from stainless steel.
  • Impact limiter hardware is used to attach the impact limiter to the rest of the packaging.
British Dictionary definitions for limiter


an electronic circuit that produces an output signal whose positive or negative amplitude, or both, is limited to some predetermined value above which the peaks become flattened Also called clipper
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