# limited value

## English translation: limit value

 02:50 Aug 31, 2016
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
 English term or phrase: limited value Note) When the disturbances fluctuate at or close to the limit values, make observations for 15 seconds at the shortest. Neglect instantaneous and isolated high values and record the highest value other than those. For the disturbance with the margin of 20 dB or below the ???limited values???, record the interference, at least, at 6 points. 12.4.1.6 Perform steps 12.4.1.4-12.4.1.5 for each operation mode of the EUT. In the above, is limited value can be used?
 Local time: 15:35
 Selected answer:limit value Explanation:No, Asker, these two terms cannot be interchanged at will! 'limit value' means some value that represents a limit — for example, a speed limit on roads. 'limited value' means some value to which something has been deliberately (or unavoidably) limited — as, for example, if you were using the 'speed limiter' on your car so that it wouldn't exceed the set 'limited value' and this not break the speed limit.
Selected response from:

Tony M
France
Local time: 07:35
 Thank you very much! Also thank you, Port City.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

SUMMARY OF ALL EXPLANATIONS PROVIDED
4 +2limit value
 Tony M
3 +2threshold value
 Port City

49 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
threshold value

Explanation:
I would use "threshold value" for the highest (lowest) value within the normal range.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 hr (2016-08-31 04:22:56 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Sorry, but a quick search showed "limit value" being used in various websites and it seems to be an appropriate term.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/eh40.pdf

 Port CityNew ZealandNative speaker of: Japanese

agree  Henk Sanderson: Should be limit value
 2 hrs
-> Thank you!

neutral  Tony M: 'threshold' is confusing, since it usually tends to imply a minimum value, whereas 'limit' value implies both upper and lower limits.
 3 hrs
-> Thank you for your input. Yes, I've changed my answer to "limit value".

agree
 4 hrs
-> Thank you!

neutral  Yasutomo Kanazawa: Agree with Tony-san.
 4 hrs
-> Thank you for your input.

4 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
limit value

Explanation:
No, Asker, these two terms cannot be interchanged at will!

'limit value' means some value that represents a limit — for example, a speed limit on roads.

'limited value' means some value to which something has been deliberately (or unavoidably) limited — as, for example, if you were using the 'speed limiter' on your car so that it wouldn't exceed the set 'limited value' and this not break the speed limit.

 Tony MFranceLocal time: 07:35Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 304
 Thank you very much! Also thank you, Port City.

agree
 49 mins
-> Thanks, Yasutomo-san!

agree
 7 hrs
-> Thanks, Tina!

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

## KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.