delimit delimit

Definition(s):

  1. (v) determine the essential quality of
  2. (v) be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry
  3. (v) set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something

Usage(s):

  1. Article 5 set up a special mission to delimit the zone of Fiume.
  2. Although the fault is not entirely Nixon's, he heads into his second term confined by a fiscal squeeze that will sharply delimit domestic policy.
  3. Fashion shows delimit a small slice of cultural space that a designer can claim and redress as personal property.

News

  • Describing biodiversity on tight budgets: 3 new Andean lizards discovered

    ( Pensoft Publishers ) Three new Andean lizards discovered by Peruvian and American biologists establish an improved way to describe biodiversity based on different lines of evidence. The research article is a midpoint between the use of large expensive molecular data sets, vs. the use of morphological data alone to delimit species and document biodiversity. The study was published in the open ...
    on December 18, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. However, Bunye noted that the government is "open and ready to consider democratic rules of engagement that will uphold the dignity of officials and public servants, establish mutually agreed standards of media coverage, delimit issues only to those...
    on Oct 4, 2005 By: Ignacio Bunye Source: People's Daily Online

  2. "We will announce at the conclusion of the talks on 25 July the outcome of our negotiations to delimit the maritime boundaries between Australia and New Zealand," Mr Downer said in a statement. "This will be an important event, bringing to...
    on Jul 22, 2004 By: Alexander Downer Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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