Definition of Demarcation

1. Noun. The boundary of a specific area.

Exact synonyms: Demarcation Line, Limit
Specialized synonyms: Edge, City Limit, City Limits, Upper Limit, Lower Limit, Three-mile Limit
Generic synonyms: Bound, Boundary, Bounds
Derivative terms: Demarcate, Demarcate

2. Noun. A conceptual separation or distinction. "There is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
Exact synonyms: Contrast, Dividing Line, Line
Generic synonyms: Differentiation, Distinction
Specialized synonyms: Point Of No Return, Rubicon
Derivative terms: Contrast, Contrast, Demarcate

Definition of Demarcation

1. n. The act of marking, or of ascertaining and setting a limit; separation; distinction.

Definition of Demarcation

1. Noun. The act of marking off a boundary or setting a limit, notably by belligerents signing a treaty or ceasefire. ¹

2. Noun. A limit thus fixed, in full demarcation line. ¹

3. Noun. Any strictly defined separation ¹

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Definition of Demarcation

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Medical Definition of Demarcation

1. A setting of limits; a boundary. Origin: Fr. Fr. L. De, from, + Mediev. L. Marco, to mark (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Demarcation

demarc extension
demarcation (current term)
demarcation current
demarcation line
demarcation line of retina
demarcation potential
demarcation potentials

Literary usage of Demarcation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"AMPUTATION OF ALL THE TOES OF BOTH FEET FOR DRY GANGRENE; THE LINE OF demarcation EMPLOYED IN THE FLAPS. This case is of interest as demonstrating what may ..."

2. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1914)
"CHAPTER IV demarcation DISPUTES The jurisdictional disputes of trade unions, ... The last are known as demarcation or, in a peculiar sense, ..."

3. Essays in Historical Criticism by Edward Gaylord Bourne (1901)
"THE demarcation LINE OF POPE ALEXANDER VI.1 THE history of the Line of ... B. F Stevens, London, 1897, and Dr. SE Dawson's The Lines of demarcation of Pope ..."

4. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1871)
"Very different from this line of demarcation is that settled in the " Capitulation de la ... The papal lines of demarcation deserve, however, more careful ..."

5. The Rise of the Spanish Empire in the Old World and in the New by Roger Bigelow Merriman (1918)
"Columbus urged the advisability of a demarcation line; and the sovereigns, acting on his suggestion, again applied to Rome for an amplification and ..."

6. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"He had come to learn demarcation ' between something about the great ocean ... It therefore seemed to him that the line of demarcation antipodal to Borgia's ..."

7. Hanover and Prussia 1795-1803: A Study in Neutrality by Guy Stanton Ford (1903)
"... furthermore he could not permit it.1 On the demarcation line Hardenberg was instructed to stand firm—the alternative was war—an alternative the king ..."

8. The Map of Europe by Treaty: Showing the Various Political and Territorial by Edward Hertslet (1891)
"PROTOCOL between the Turkish and Montenegrin Boundary Commissioners, for the demarcation of the: Frontier from Lake Scutari to Gradiste, ..."

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