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speed limit

noun
1.
the maximum speed at which a vehicle is legally permitted to travel, as within a specific area, on a certain road, or under given conditions.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • Observe the speed limit and avoid rapid acceleration or braking.
  • Latest data show the subatomic particles continue to break the speed limit.
  • The light-speed limit obeyed by the rest of the world can take a leap, for all that quantum physics cares.
  • It has been suggested that the time dilation in the early universe may allow light to exceed the established speed limit.
  • Such measures include reducing the speed limit, increasing telecommuting and carpooling, and an eco-driving campaign.
  • Not that he ever exceeded the speed limit, of course.
  • Current drive-time predictions on online maps rely on the length of road and the posted speed limit.
  • The problem of the speed limit of c still remains no matter what.
  • But this slowdown should partly be welcomed, because the economy had been exceeding its speed limit for several years.
  • Most worrying, the economy's speed limit has fallen.
British Dictionary definitions for speed limit

speed limit

noun
1.
the maximum permitted speed at which a vehicle may travel on certain roads
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