I verb allot, bound, circumscribe, confine, define, demarcate, determine, draw the line, edge, encircle, enclose, encompass, fix, lay out a boundary, mark limits, mark off, mark out, measure, surround II index allot, apportion, border (bound), circumscribe (define), demarcate, determine, hedge, restrain, restrict

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  • Delimit — De*lim it, v. t. [L. delimitare: cf. F. d[ e]limiter.] To fix the limits of; to demarcate; to bound. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delimit — 1852, from Fr. délimiter (18c.), from L. delimitare to mark out as a boundary, from DE (Cf. de ) (see DE (Cf. de )) + limitare, from limitem, limes boundary, limit (see LIMIT (Cf. limit)). Related: Delimite …   Etymology dictionary

  • delimit — see limit …   Modern English usage

  • delimit — ► VERB (delimited, delimiting) ▪ determine the limits or boundaries of. DERIVATIVES delimitation noun delimiter noun …   English terms dictionary

  • delimit — [di lim′itə tāt΄] vi. delimitated, delimitating [dē lim′it] vt. [Fr délimiter < L delimitare < de , from + limitare] to set the limits or boundaries of: also delimitate [di lim′itə tāt΄] vi. delimitated, delimitating delimitation n.… …   English World dictionary

  • delimit — [[t]dɪlɪ̱mɪt[/t]] delimits, delimiting, delimited VERB If you delimit something, you fix or establish its limits. [FORMAL] [V n] This is not meant to delimit what approaches social researchers can adopt. Syn: determine …   English dictionary

  • delimit — UK [diːˈlɪmɪt] / US [dɪˈlɪmɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms delimit : present tense I/you/we/they delimit he/she/it delimits present participle delimiting past tense delimited past participle delimited formal to set the limits of something …   English dictionary

  • delimit — See limit. See limit, delimit …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • delimit — transitive verb Etymology: French délimiter, from Latin delimitare, from de + limitare to limit, from limit , limes boundary, limit Date: 1852 to fix or define the limits of • delimitation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • delimit — /di lim it/, v.t. to fix or mark the limits or boundaries of; demarcate: A ravine delimited the property on the north. [1850 55; < F délimiter < L delimitare, equiv. to de DE + limitare to LIMIT] * * * …   Universalium

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