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[dih-lim-i-teyt] /dɪˈlɪm ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), delimitated, delimitating.
Origin of delimitate
1880-85; < Latin dēlīmitātus, past participle of dēlīmitāre. See delimit, -ate1
Related forms
delimitation, noun
delimitative, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Once more there is a difficulty of delimitation which will have to be fully sifted.

    Liberalism L. T. Hobhouse
  • I do not pretend that this delimitation solves all problems.

    Liberalism L. T. Hobhouse
  • In 1280 there was a delimitation of the land belonging to church and commune.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson
  • But the delimitation of the frontier of Burma is not yet complete.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
  • The delimitation is thus a quite natural and scientific one, coinciding pretty closely to the water-parting of the two countries.

    In the Border Country

    W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  • The chief towns are Berwick and Alnwick, Hexham being outside our present delimitation.

    In the Border Country

    W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  • Many other words connected with the delimitation of property occur commonly in surnames.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley
  • The delimitation of the land into districts, each subject to its own tribunal, was naturally a work of time.

  • A sea-frontier sometimes makes a less, sometimes a more, effective line of delimitation.

    The Framework of Home Rule Erskine Childers
  • These two organ-systems vary in harmony, and their characters must form the basis for the delimitation of the great groups.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Word Origin and History for delimitation

1836, from French délimitation (18c.), noun of action from délimiter (see delimit).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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