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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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Both questions, Sarah's and the Lord's, are left open-ended, suggestive of the limitlessness of God's goodness and power, so much greater than any specific outcome that Abraham and Sarah could petition or imagine.
Socarides suggests that poems within a fascicle offer reiterated expressions of grief--refusing the elegy's conventional forms of closure--in order to perform the limitlessness of mourning.
"I love you," she writes, "but also isn't it time to discuss our limitlessness?" Breathless as always, she goes on to express concerns over the "era of 'The' Andy Warhol" and the "combo of lights, movies, music, and more," all for which she was forerunner.
(22) We are in the presence of what the Italian philosopher Diego Fusaro rightly defined metaphysics of limitlessness, that consists, from one side, in the annihilation of every form of project concerning the future and, on the other side, in the idolatry of a present time conceived as eternal and unchangeable.
While MIDI, synthesis, DAW software, and plug-ins made post-industrial production convenient, the lure of its limitlessness opened the door to overproduction and illegal distribution.
It has played a remarkable role, because of its limitlessness, to make modern issues according to the Quran and the traditions.
One can call it a "right to earn a living" (as the Court did not), "freedom of contract" (as the Court did), "the liberty prong of the Due Process Clause" (which I do not recommend, because it invokes a certain limitlessness that the Lochner Court itself would probably not have endorsed), or even Privileges or Immunities (as the Court did not, because of The Slaughterhouse Cases, but a case based on Corfield could be made out for this).
The formulation is boldly paradoxical--a limited limitlessness, a finite infinitude, a mortal immortality--but it is also accurate.
Derived from the Maasai language, it means "extended" or "endless," and this vast African grassland does in fact inspire a feeling of limitlessness. Serengeti National Park in Tanzania encompasses 5,700 square miles.
Installation art enters a limbo induced by its own infinitude, a total saturation in limitlessness that devours specific debate and subjective activation just as readily as it does any other notion of form or content.
Modernity was predicated upon an illusion of limitlessness, of a never ending supply of raw materials and an infinite production of energy.
(16) The characteristics are the means whereby the attributes are known and can be defined; in our case, for example, the attribute of the ma'ani is limitlessness and so its characteristics (ahk[a.bar]m) are, in al-J[a.bar]hiz's words, "extensive, with no terminus, and ...