Definitions for demarcationˌdi mɑrˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•mar•ca•tionˌdi mɑrˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

or de•mar•ka•tion

  1. the determining and marking off of the boundaries of something.

  2. separation by distinct boundaries:

    line of demarcation.

Origin of demarcation:

1720–30; Sp demarcación, der. of demarcar to mark out the bounds of < It marcare

Princeton's WordNet

  1. limit, demarcation, demarcation line(noun)

    the boundary of a specific area

  2. line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast(noun)

    a conceptual separation or distinction

    "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"


  1. demarcation(Noun)

    The act of marking off a boundary or setting a limit, notably by belligerents signing a treaty or ceasefire.

  2. demarcation(Noun)

    A limit thus fixed, in full demarcation line.

  3. demarcation(Noun)

    Any strictly defined separation

    There is an alleged, in fact somewhat artificial demarcation in the type of work done by members of different trade unions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demarcation(noun)

    the act of marking, or of ascertaining and setting a limit; separation; distinction


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