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boundary

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noun bound·ary \ˈbau̇n-d(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of boundary

  • : something (such as a river, a fence, or an imaginary line) that shows where an area ends and another area begins

  • : a point or limit that indicates where two things become different

  • boundaries : unofficial rules about what should not be done : limits that define acceptable behavior

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boundary

plural boundaries

  1. :  something that indicates or fixes a limit or extent

boundaryless play \-ləs\ adjective
boundarylessness noun

Examples of boundary in a sentence

  1. Those two trees mark the boundary of our property.

  2. The river forms the country's western boundary.

  3. at the boundary between fact and fiction

  4. You need to set boundaries with your children.

  5. Did he violate the boundaries of the doctor-patient relationship?



Origin of boundary

2bound + 1-ary


First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with boundary



BOUNDARY Defined for Kids

boundary

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noun bound·ary \ˈbau̇n-də-rē, ˈbau̇n-drē\

Definition of boundary for Students

plural boundaries

  1. :  something that points out or shows a limit or end :  a dividing line




Law Dictionary

boundary

noun bound·ary

Legal Definition of boundary

plural boundaries

  1. :  a theoretical line that marks the limit of an area of land





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