What does demarcation mean?

Definitions for demarcationˌdi mɑrˈkeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word demarcation.

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

  2. Origin: [F. dmarcation; pref. d- (L. de) + marquer to mark, of German origin. See Mark.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Demarcation

    Demarkation, de-mark-ā′shun, n. the act of marking off or setting bounds to: division: a fixed limit.—v.t. Demar′cate, to mark off or limit. [Fr.,—, off, and marquer, to mark. See Mark.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demarcation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demarcation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel McShane:

    We were about 30 feet from the [Military Demarcation Line] and they came up to 10 feet, we have a phone in our office, but they’re not answering.

  2. John McInnes:

    This is actually a really important demarcation point for any immigrant who finds themselves here, if I go down this hallway I'll be going to the Island Hospital, built to restore the health of people suffering minor injuries, broken bones ... even babies were born in that building -- 350 babies.

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Translations for demarcation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • разграничаване, разграничениеBulgarian
  • vymezeníCzech
  • demarkationslinje, faggrænse, grænsedragning, grænse, afgrænsningDanish
  • AbgrenzungGerman
  • demarcación, frontera, demarcarSpanish
  • rajaus, tulitaukolinja, demarkaatio, demarkaatiolinja, raja, rajanveto, rajalinjaFinnish
  • demarkatielijn, afgrenzing, demarcatielijn, aflijning, afbakening, demarcatie, grenslijn, demarkatieDutch
  • разделение, разграничение, демаркация, размежеваниеRussian
  • avgränsningSwedish

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