delimit

verb de·lim·it \ di-ˈli-mət , dē- \

Definition of delimit

transitive verb
:to fix or define the limits of
  • guidelines delimiting his responsibilities
  • an area delimited by woods

delimitation

play \di-ˌli-mə-ˈtā-shən, ˌdē-\ noun

Examples of delimit in a Sentence

  1. Strict guidelines delimit his responsibilities.

  2. 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

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DELIMIT Defined for English Language Learners

delimit

verb

Definition of delimit for English Language Learners

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


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