Simple Definition of delimit
: to officially set or state the limits of (something)
Full Definition of delimit
: to fix or define the limits of
delimitationplay \di-ˌli-mə-ˈtā-shən, ˌdē-\ noun
Examples of delimit in a sentence
Strict guidelines delimit his responsibilities.
<the highway delimits the eastern edge of the downtown area>
Origin and Etymology 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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