demarcation demarcation  /ˌdi mɑr ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the boundary of a specific area
  2. (n) a conceptual separation or distinction


  1. China's border with Burma is a porous demarcation, with everything from tropical timber and rubies to heroin slipping across with little oversight.
  2. In the aftermath of defeat in World War II, the conquering powers sundered Germany, drawing the demarcation of the cold war's battle line through the heart of the beaten country.
  3. The demarcation wasn't as clear as all that.


  1. Optical Networking Upstarts Look to Disrupt Operational Paradigm with Built-In Micro OTDR Feature

    Metrodata Ltd.'s Advanced Ethernet Demarcation Devices (EDD) Are First to Natively Support Optical Zonu's Fault Finding iSFC Transceivers. []
    on June 12, 2013     Source:

  2. Strategic Consultancies Invade Marketing Agency Space

    The traditional lines of demarcation between advertising agencies, public relations firms and now strategic consultancies have been blurring for some time. In many ways, these developments follow the ongoing transformation of the CMO role from one of the grand orchestrator of the organizations' communications efforts to a more fundamental role as a strategic driver of growth and enterprise value ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

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