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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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He discovered that cells cannot divide beyond a specific number of times, a phenomenon called the Hayflick Limit, which we now know is triggered by the cell's telomeres shortening below a specific threshold.
Some view this mechanism as a natural "time clock" of the cell, allowing a finite number of cellular replications, also called the Hayflick limit of a cell.
By maintaining sequences of 5'-TTAGGG-3' on the ends of chromosomes telomerase keeps cells resistant to aging and unaffected by the restrictions imposed on them by the Hayflick limit.