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- In management accounting, a constraint that limits the business from achieving a higher level of profitability.
- In biology, a condition that limits the growth or abundance of a population of organisms in an ecosystem.
- 2008, G. Miller, Scott Spoolman, Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions, Cengage Learning →ISBN, page 58
- This ecological principle is called the limiting factor principle: Too much or too little of any abiotic factor can limit or prevent growth of a population, even if all other factors are at or near the optimal range of tolerance.