LIMIT

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LIMIT, in a restrained sense, is used by mathematicians for a determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches ; in which sense, the circle may be said to be the limit of its circumscribed and inscribed polygons. In algebra, the term limit is applied to two quantities, one of which is greater, and the other less, than another quantity ; and, in this sense, it is used in speaking of the limits of equations, whereby their solution is much facilitated.