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delimit

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verb de·lim·it \di-ˈli-mət, dē-\

Simple Definition of delimit

  • : to officially set or state the limits of (something)

Full Definition of delimit

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fix or define the limits of

de·lim·i·ta·tion play \di-ˌli-mə-ˈtā-shən, ˌdē-\ noun

Examples of delimit

  1. Strict guidelines delimit his responsibilities.

  2. <the highway delimits the eastern edge of the downtown area>



Origin of delimit

French délimiter, from Latin delimitare, from de- + limitare to limit, from limit-, limes boundary, limit


First Known Use: 1852


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