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Limit

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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This limit is called the Hayflick limit (after the scientist who discovered it).
The Hayflick limit states that cells can only undergo a limited number of divisions before dying.
This phenomenon is known as the Hayflick limit, after Leonard Hayflick, who with Paul Moorhead described it in 1961 while at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.