American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To establish the limits or boundaries of; demarcate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mark or fix the limits or boundaries of; bound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To fix the limits of; to demarcate; to bound.
- v. set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
- v. determine the essential quality of
- v. be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry
- From French délimiter, from Late Latin delimitare ("to mark out the limits"), from de- + limitare ("to limit, bound"); see limit. (Wiktionary)
- French délimiter, from Latin dēlīmitāre : dē-, de- + līmitāre, to limit (from līmes, līmit-, boundary line). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The stockades of every plot and the trees and shrubs planted along the same ones, they delimit perfectly the transit between the private ownership and the community one.”
“The only drawback is that being given it has few inside walls in order to delimit these rooms, privacy is a big issue when it comes to guests.”
“During such evaluations, the patient remains conscious and can report back to the surgeons, who can therefore electrically stimulate the brain to identify and delimit the abnormal tissue, while also identifying nearby tissue that performs important functions and must be spared.”
“This is in strong contrast to applications which hold information in databases with relatively inflexible structure behind APIs that strictly delimit possible interactions.”
“The ability to control the darkness is the ability to command the light, and the ability to control the waters is the ability to delimit their boundaries and make them useful rather than destructive; useful for sustaining life.”
“The Obama administration, which struck a new direction in both regards, has added a new wrinkle to delimit nuclear use.”
“But no such categorical limitation figures in the pragmatic, effects-based approach the Supreme Court has since 1937 used to delimit the commerce power.”
“It's up to the state to delimit the rules; if there is enough land for wealthy foreigners, there must be enough land for aboriginal peoples as well.”
“But the Court has insisted that Congress also enact an intelligible principle to delimit the legislative choices available to presidentially appointed experts and passing the buck for major policy to unelected officials.”
“But those were just the observable responses surrounding the original glimmer of attraction, just as the songs and poems that tried to delimit love were not the thing itself.”
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