verb de·lim·it \di-ˈli-mət, dē-\

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

Full Definition of DELIMIT

transitive verb
:  to fix or define the limits of
de·lim·i·ta·tion \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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