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dɪˈlɪm ɪtde·lim·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitateverb

    determine the essential quality of

  2. subtend, delimitverb

    be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry

  3. demarcate, delimit, delimitateverb

    set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something


  1. delimitverb

    To mark or fix the limits of.

  2. delimitverb

    To demarcate.

  3. Etymology: From délimiter, from delimitare, from de- + limitare; see limit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delimitverb

    to fix the limits of; to demarcate; to bound

  2. Etymology: [L. delimitare: cf. F. dlimiter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Delimit

    de-lim′it, v.t. to fix or mark the limit of.—n. Delimitā′tion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delimit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delimit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of delimit in a Sentence

  1. Amesh Adalja:

    Anthrax is a zoonotic disease with human cases often tied to animal exposure. For example, multiple cases have occurred at African drumming events when individuals were exposed to animal drum skins that contained anthrax spores, because of the risk of spillover into humans, it is crucial to monitor animal anthrax outbreaks and delimit the exposure of humans while promptly administering post-exposure antibiotics to those exposed. It is also important to emphasize Anthrax is a major biowarfare threat and being prepared for outbreaks of animal origin directly enhances abilities to respond to a potential bioattack using anthrax.

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  • определям граница, разграничавам, разделямBulgarian
  • demarcar, delimitarSpanish
  • rajataFinnish
  • fissare, delimitare, demarcareItalian
  • سنور پێدانKurdish

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