- to fix or mark the limits or boundaries of; demarcate: A ravine delimited the property on the north.
Origin of delimit
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Other times have already been used to describe, define, and delimit this (brief) time.Essays in Experimental Logic
Accordingly commissioners were appointed on both sides to determine and delimit the boundary as drawn by the treaty of 1846.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2)
Her female nature was supposed to delimit her life satisfactorily, and her human stature was completely ignored.Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Is it not precisely those qualities which no sublunar systems of computing time can affect or delimit?The Book-Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
Up to some point, difficult certainly to delimit, a man must be captain of his soul.
- (tr) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
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Word Origin and History for delimit
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