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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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Traber said she would recommend performing studies with burn victims and giving them the "tolerable upper limit" of vitamin E as defined by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, which would be 400 I.U.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of folate for adults age 51 and up is 400 micrograms (mcg), and the tolerable upper limit (UL) for folate is 1,000 meg.
The Food and Nutrition Board identifies the Tolerable Upper Limit of Vitamin D intake as 2,000 IU per day.