[ dih-lim-i-tey-shuhn ]
/ dɪˌlɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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an act, instance, or method of fixing the limits or boundaries of something: In biology, the fixing of taxonomic boundaries is called species delimitation.
the resulting boundary: At the southern edge, the delimitation of this lowland arctic region corresponds roughly to the treeline.
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How to use delimitation in a sentence
In the delimitation of the pathological from the healthy, I have endeavoured to lay down broad general lines.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
All the country now known as Ghor was mapped during the progress of the Russo-Afghan boundary delimitation.
Early in October the whole delimitation was concluded, and without a hitch, much to Gordon's satisfaction.The Life of Gordon, Volume I|Demetrius Charles Boulger
One geographical expression, in the delimitation of the country, demands a brief explanation.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua|William Garden Blaikie
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