verb (used with object), de·lim·i·tat·ed, de·lim·i·tat·ing.

Origin of delimitate

1880–85; < Latin dēlīmitātus, past participle of dēlīmitāre. See delimit, -ate1
Related formsde·lim·i·ta·tion, nounde·lim·i·ta·tive, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for delimitation

Historical Examples of delimitation

  • Once more there is a difficulty of delimitation which will have to be fully sifted.


    L. T. Hobhouse

  • I do not pretend that this delimitation solves all problems.


    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

Word Origin and History for delimitation

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper