[ dih-lim-it ]
/ dɪˈlɪm ɪt /
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verb (used with object)
to fix or mark the limits or boundaries of; demarcate: A ravine delimited the property on the north.
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How to use delimit in a sentence
Now in interest, the important delimiting quality is emotional tone.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
The Decision may involve certain deductions or inferences, either delimiting or amplifying its nature.Sound Military Decision|U.s. Naval War College
This method of delimiting a meaning by calling out a certain attitude toward objects may be called denotative or indicative.How We Think|John Dewey
She caught at the delimiting phrase, “nice girls,” and glanced up again.The Readjustment|Will Irwin
Differences in metabolic adaptation, therefore, have played a role in delimiting climatic distribution of these species.
British Dictionary definitions for delimit
/ (diːˈlɪmɪt) /
(tr) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
Derived forms of delimitdelimitation, noundelimitative, adjective
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