Definition of dividing line in English:

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dividing line

Pronunciation: /dəˈvīdiNG līn/


1The boundary between two areas: the dividing line between eastern and western zones
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  • The couple's first piece of furniture, a primitive farm table, is the dividing line between the kitchen and sitting area.
  • It was so undesirable that residents of the tony Back Bay area built a fence along the dividing line between the two neighborhoods.
  • For millenniums, the frontier between these two countries has been the dividing line between contending empires - and so it is again.
1.1A distinction or set of distinctions marking the difference between two related things: the dividing line between drama and reality
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  • Views will differ as to where the dividing line should be drawn.
  • The imposition of order necessarily creates boundaries and dividing lines - the very places where the most interesting discussions occur.
  • The old line, the heretofore uncompromising line, the dividing line between matter and spirit has suddenly blurred.

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Syllabification: di·vid·ing line

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