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demarcative

[dih-mahr-key-tiv, dee-mahr-key-] /dɪˈmɑr keɪ tɪv, ˈdi mɑrˌkeɪ-/
adjective, Linguistics.
1.
(of a phonological feature) serving to indicate the beginning or end of each successive word in an utterance, as word-initial stress in Hungarian or penultimate stress in Polish.
Also, demarcational [dee-mahr-key-shuh-nl] /ˈdi mɑrˌkeɪ ʃə nl/ (Show IPA).
Origin of demarcative
1950-1955
1950-55; demarcate + -ive
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