Definition of delimit in English:

delimit

Line breaks: de|limit
Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɪmɪt
 
/

verb (delimits, delimiting, delimited)

[with object]
  • Determine the limits or boundaries of: agreements delimiting fishing zones
    More example sentences
    • In the space of regulation, boundaries are delimited and linear.
    • There is need to delimit the boundary of the Indus drainage basin on its south-eastern side to determine the area of the Basin falling in Haryana and Rajasthan.
    • In doing so, she delineates the political and cultural anxieties these authors exhibited in delimiting boundaries of the individual and the nation as a means of preserving health.
    Synonyms
    determine, establish, set, fix, mark (out/off), demarcate, bound, define, delineate

Derivatives

delimitation

Pronunciation: /-ˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • It also offers potential for land titling, delimitation, and demarcation purposes.
  • The report suggests that the number of seats in these two categories could be increased, and the existing delimitations of the functional constituency seats may be changed.
  • In whatever way you phrase it, ‘difference’ will always propose delimitations and boundaries.

delimiter

noun
More example sentences
  • No longer does the English commentary injected into a program have to be hidden in comment delimiters at the top of the file, or under procedure headings, or at the end of lines.
  • I had some problems with the install, which turned out to be nothing more than a stupid little delimiter in the configuration file that I didn't need.
  • However, the actual usable number of characters that can be entered is 48, since the delimiters must be accounted for in the total.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French délimiter, from Latin delimitare, from de- 'down, completely' + limitare (from limes, limit- 'boundary, limit').

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