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delimit

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Definition set or mark the boundaries of something
  • The agreement delimits the western border of the Strait of Singapore.
  • The data consists of numbers delimited by commas.
  • The two ways in which their memories reacted to the evening storm sharply delimit love and nonlove.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • He looked at the squares of sky delimited by the slender lines of girders and columns, the empty cubes of space he had torn out of the sky.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • —I had found small edification, mostly, in a critical pretension that had neglected from the first all delimitation of ground and all definition of terms.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • —I had found small edification, mostly, in a critical pretension that had neglected from the first all delimitation of ground and all definition of terms.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The territory owned by my wolf family comprised more than a hundred square miles, bounded on one side by a river but otherwise not delimited by geographical features.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • ...at some charming point of land, reconnoitering some receding inlet which promised water-lilies, and with Roberta already saying that they must watch the time and not stay out too long,—the bay, south of the island itself—a beautiful and yet most funereally pine-encircled and land delimited bit of water—more like a smaller lake, connected by an inlet or passage to the larger one, and yet itself a respectable body of water of perhaps twenty acres of surface and almost circular in form.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy

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