- 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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The fourth book explains the method of delimiting veins, and also describes the functions of the mining officials.De Re Metallica
New pine houses dotted prairies, unbroken save for the mile-long score of the delimiting plow.Aladdin & Co.
Of his subsequent duties in delimiting the new Bessarabian frontier and his miraculous career in China we cannot speak in detail.The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)
John Holland Rose
The officer spread out his map marked "Secret and confidential," delimiting the boundaries of a narrow sector.My Second Year of the War
Differences in metabolic adaptation, therefore, have played a role in delimiting climatic distribution of these species.
- (tr) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
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Word Origin and History for delimiting
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