dividing line


: a line or object that separates two areas
The dividing lines on the street were newly painted.
A fence marked the dividing line between the two properties.
often used figuratively
the dividing line between right and wrong

Examples of dividing line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They are said to represent the unofficial dividing line between Northern California (the pine) and Southern California (the palm). Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, 25 June 2024 The researchers were not surprised to find most were concentrated in neighborhoods east of Troost Avenue, the city’s historical racial and wealth dividing line. Kevin Hardy, Kansas City Star, 24 June 2024 The law sets income tax rates at 5.2% and 5.58% with the dividing line between the brackets at $23,000 annual income. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 21 June 2024 Today, that frontier with the European Union is a dividing line between war and peace. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for dividing line 

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“Dividing line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dividing%20line. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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