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[dih-lim-i-ter] /dɪˈlɪm ɪ tər/
noun, Computers.
a blank space, comma, or other character or symbol that indicates the beginning or end of a character string, word, or data item.
Origin of delimiter
1960-65; delimit + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Transcriber's Note: Italics in the text are indicated by the use of an underscore as delimiter, thusly.

    The Life of John Sterling Thomas Carlyle
Word Origin and History for delimiter

1960, in computing, agent noun from delimit.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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delimiter in Technology

A character or string used to separate, or mark the start and end of, items of data in, e.g., a database, source code, or text file.
See also: record.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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