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


  1. Demarcation line

    A political demarcation line is a temporary geopolitical border, often agreed upon as part of an armistice or ceasefire. This is a list of such demarcation lines. The Blue Line is a border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel published by the United Nations on 7 June 2001 for the purposes of determining whether Israel had fully withdrawn from Lebanon. The Curzon Line was a demarcation line proposed in 1920 by British Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon of Kedleston as a possible armistice line between Poland to the west and the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic to the east during the Polish-Soviet War of 1919–20. The Foch Line was a temporary demarcation line between Poland and Lithuania proposed by the Entente in the aftermath of World War I. The Line of Demarcation was an imaginary longitude, moved slightly from the line drawn by Pope Alexander VI to divide new lands claimed by Portugal from those of Spain. This line was drawn in 1493 after Christopher Columbus returned from his maiden voyage to the Americas. The Mason-Dixon line is a demarcation line between four U.S. states, forming part of the borders of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia.


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