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
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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
1960, in computing, agent noun from delimit.
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