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Limit

1. The maximum amount of price change a futures contract is allowed to undergo on a given trading day. Limits are mandated by the exchanges on which futures contracts trade, and exist in order to reduce volatility in the market. It is also called a trading limit.

2. The maximum number of transactions in commodities that an individual may make on an exchange on a given trading day. Limits are mandated either by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or by the exchanges on which commodity contracts trade. It is also called a trading limit.

3. See: Limit order.
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1981) Structural analysis of nature of decrease of microscopic elastic limit of nickel after high plastic deformations.
Most earthquake resistant structures are designed to deform beyond the elastic limit when subjected to severe seismic actions.
Note that the stress-strain relations of many biological tissues do not conform to Hook's law throughout the elastic range but may deviate from this idealized linear stress-strain behavior at stresses well below the elastic limit.
5" (about the size of a large bookmark), beyond their elastic limit and then letting them go.
It features a new platform that includes the use of very high elastic limit steel for the spars, side rails and cross members.