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delimiter

[ dih-lim-i-ter ]
/ dɪˈlɪm ɪ tər /
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noun Computers.

a blank space, comma, or other character or symbol that indicates the beginning or end of a character string, word, or data item.

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Origin of delimiter

First recorded in 1960–65; delimit + -er1
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Example sentences from the Web for delimiter

  • Transcriber's Note: Italics in the text are indicated by the use of an underscore as delimiter, thusly.

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