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delimit (limit)

Definition:

to set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something

Class:

cognition verb (thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting, etc.)

Related to:

delimitation

Past tense:

delimited

Present participle:

delimiting

3rd-person singular present:

delimits

Type of:

limit » decrease » change

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

French délimiter (18th century), from Latin delimitare "to mark out as a...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Demarcation point

the point at which the public switched telephone network ends and connects with the customer's on-premises wiring. It's the dividing line which determines who is responsible for installation and maintenance of wiring and equipment --... (34 of 1313 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Demarcation point

Collins Dictionary:

demark | demarcate [sense-specific]

Same as "demarcate" | [archaic] to remove all trace of, to erase the marks of (14 of 297 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/demark

Merriam-Webster:

demarcate | demarcated [past tense] | demarcating [present participle] | circumscribe [demarcate] | limit [demarcate] | terminate [demarcate] | distinguish [synonym, sense-specific] | delimit [synonym, sense-specific] | bound [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"delimit" | to set apart; "distinguish" (5 of 123 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/demarcate

Oxford Dictionary:

demarcate | demark

set the boundaries or limits of | separate or distinguish from (10 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/demarcate

Random House Dictionary:

demarcate | demarcated [past tense] | demarcating [present participle] | demark

to determine or mark off the boundaries or limits of. | to separate distinctly. (13 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/demarcate

New World Dictionary:

demarcate | demarcated [past tense] | demarcating [present participle] | demark [sense-specific]

to set or mark the limits of; delimit | to mark the difference between; distinguish; separate (15 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demarcate

Wiktionary:

demarcate | demarcated [past tense] | demarcating [present participle] | demarcates [3rd-person singular present] | demarked [past tense] | demarking [present participle] | demarks [3rd-person singular present] | demark [synonym, sense-specific] | delimit [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to mark the limits or boundaries of something; to delimit | to mark the difference between two causes of action; to distinguish (21 of 30 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/demarcate

Cambridge Dictionary:

demarcate | demark [United States]

to show the limits of something (6 of 26 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/demarcate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

demarcate [transitive, formal] | demarcated [past tense] | demarcating [present participle] | demarcates [3rd-person singular present]

to decide the limits of something, especially the borders of an area (12 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/demarcate

American Heritage Dictionary:

demarcate | demarcated [past tense] | demarcating [present participle] | demarcates [3rd-person singular present] | demarcator [noun, related]

To set the boundaries of; delimit. | To separate clearly as if by boundaries; distinguish (14 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/demarcate

Columbia Encyclopedia:

limit

in mathematics, value approached by a sequence or a function as the index or independent variable approaches some value, possibly infinity. For ... (22 of 357 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0829808​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

limit [mathematics]

mathematical concept based on the idea of closeness, used primarily to assign values to certain functions at points where no values are defined, in ... (24 of 344 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/341417​/limit

Encarta Dictionary:

demarcate | demarcated [past tense] | demarcating [present participle] | demarcates [3rd-person singular present]

to decide on and set the boundaries of a piece of land | to state in a clear way where something begins and ends (23 of 67 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603584​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

delimit

First use: 1852

Origin: French délimiter (18th century), from Latin delimitare "to mark out as a boundary", from "de-" + limitare, from limitem, limes "boundary, limit".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=delimit

Wiktionary:

delimit | delimited [past tense] | delimiting [present participle] | delimits [3rd-person singular present]

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/delimit

Oxford Dictionary:

delimit | delimited [past tense] | delimiting [present participle] | delimits [3rd-person singular present]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: French délimiter, from Latin delimitare, from de- "down, completely" + limitare (from limes, limit- "boundary, limit")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/delimit

Merriam-Webster:

delimit

First use: 1852

Origin: French délimiter, from Latin delimitare, from de- + limitare to limit, from limit-, limes boundary, limit

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/delimit

American Heritage Dictionary:

delimit | delimited [past tense] | delimitated [past tense] | delimiting [present participle] | delimitating [present participle] | delimits [3rd-person singular present] | delimitates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French délimiter, from Latin dēlīmitāre: dē-, de- + līmitāre, to limit (from līmes, līmit-, boundary line).

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/delimit

New World Dictionary:

delimit

Origin: French délimiter from Latin delimitare from de-, from + limitare

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/delimit

Encarta Dictionary:

delimit [formal] | delimited [past tense] | delimitate: delimitated [past tense] | delimitated [past tense] | delimiting [present participle] | delimitate: delimitating [present participle] | delimitating [present participle] | delimits [3rd-person singular present] | delimitate: delimitates [3rd-person singular present] | ...

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: French from Latin delimitare from limit-

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603513​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

delimit [transitive] | delimitate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "delimit"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/delimit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

delimit [transitive, formal] | delimited [past tense] | delimiting [present participle] | delimits [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "delimit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/delimit

Macmillan American Dictionary:

delimit [transitive, formal] | delimited [past tense] | delimiting [present participle] | delimits [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "delimit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/delimit

Cambridge Dictionary:

delimit [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "delimit"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "delimit"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/delimit

the Free Dictionary:

delimit

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "delimit"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "delimit"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "delimit" by speech synthesizer

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delimitate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "delimitate"

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Google Dictionary:

delimit | delimited [past tense] | delimiting [present participle] | delimits [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "delimit"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

delimit

Audio: North American pronunciation of "delimit"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=delimi​01 word=delimit

YourDictionary Audio:

delimit

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "delimit" by speech synthesizer

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