limiting factor


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limiting factor

A factor or condition that, either temporarily or permanently, impedes mission accomplishment. Illustrative examples are transportation network deficiencies, lack of in-place facilities, malpositioned forces or materiel, extreme climatic conditions, distance, transit or overflight rights, political conditions, etc.
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But food is obviously not a limiting factor here, at least early in the season.
Both species set more seed when Knight visited them, a sign that pollen was a limiting factor.
The supply of fatty acids may be essentially unlimited, but the rate at which their breakdown, referred to as lipolysis, can occur becomes the limiting factor in obtaining ATP.
9]Be(p,t) reaction was therefore the limiting factor in the choice of the proton beam energy.
A major limiting factor for most optical memory systems is that achieving sufficient storage capacity requires moving the media relative to the optical head (such as in disks and tape).
The RAID controller is no longer the limiting factor to what performance levels can be achieved.
Any noticeable time lapse between the two exercises will allow the pre-fatigued muscle to recover some of its original level of strength, putting the athlete right back to where he started, with the weak link still being the limiting factor.
Adds Mark Kaptur, LNP product marketing manager, "Where conductivity is the limiting factor, metal is the preferred material.