Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To determine and lay down the boundaries of; delimit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb to determine the essential quality of.
  • verb to set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To delimit, especially in the computing sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb determine the essential quality of
  • verb set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French délimiter, from Late Latin delimitare ("to mark out the limits"), from de- + limitare ("to limit, bound"); see limit.

Examples

  • But I imagine that this is hard to avoid in a subject in which things are so hard to delimitate.

    Myths and Scottish Fairies

  • Indeed physiology is qualified to hope for significant victories in this field; it is as yet impossible to delimitate here the boundaries of the power of physiology.

    Ivan Pavlov - Nobel Lecture

  • For if the differences of their bodily structure could be shown to be one of degree and not radical, it could be supposed that the lines of demarcation which now delimitate the larger types might some day vanish.

    At the Deathbed of Darwinism A Series of Papers

  • Now we must get to closer quarters, and show how it enables us to delimitate the exact position comedy occupies among all the other arts.

    Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic

  • Meanwhile it appears that one result of scientific investigations has been to delimitate religion by making it clear that, while it belongs as an influence to all life, it cannot include scientific theories as a part of its content -- a result that cannot be otherwise than favorable to its development.

    Introduction to the History of Religions Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume IV

  • Medvedev and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilkham Aliyev, will also sign a border agreement that will delimitate part of the land border that begins where Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia meet and runs eastward to the Caspian Sea.

    RIA Novosti

  • The deal will delimitate the part of land border which begins on the junction of Russian,

    RIA Novosti

  • The deal will delimitate the part of land border which begins on the junction of Russian,

    RIA Novosti

  • Anybody poverty to surmisal how we came to exposit and delimitate a BEAR market?

    xml's Blinklist.com

  • "They may delimitate the border on maps but demarcation can only be viable if implemented on the ground.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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