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Pronunciation: /ˌdiːmɑːrˈkeɪʃən; ˌdiːmɑːˈkeɪʃən/

Translation of demarcation in Spanish:


  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (delimitation) demarcación (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) demarcation line línea (feminine) de demarcación
    Example sentences
    • The boundary line of demarcation between the groups was 19 millimeters, or 3/4 inch, with very little overlap.
    • Technical experts on the delimitation and demarcation of the maritime boundary between Namibia and Angola finalised the treaty last year.
    • Along the police demarcation line at 14th Street, people did their best to get closer to the scene.
    1.2 countable/numerable (boundary) línea (feminine) de demarcación
    Example sentences
    • Thus, while the perceptual line of distinction remains the same for these commentators, the conceptual demarcations made verbally differ in significant ways.
    • He calls instead, in effect, for a return to traditional governance, with its checks and balances and its clear demarcations between officials and politicians.
    • Their demarcations have been blurred by our limited perception and our limited knowledge.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (British English/inglés británico) (in labour relations) delimitación (feminine) de atribuciones
    Example sentences
    • The dispute that aroused the greatest passion, however, was over union demarcation and members.
    • Management were concerned with the ‘complete flexibility and mobility’ of labour through a reduction in job demarcation.
    • It's no longer acceptable that demarcations and disputes can stand in the way of improvements for patients.

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