• WordNet 3.6
    • v delimit set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
    • v delimit determine the essential quality of
    • v delimit be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Delimit To fix the limits of; to demarcate; to bound.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • delimit To mark or fix the limits or boundaries of; bound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Delimit de-lim′it to fix or mark the limit of
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. delimitare,: cf. F. délimiter,


In literature:

It is not easy to delimit the territorial confines of a great and growing city like London.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
In 1280 there was a delimitation of the land belonging to church and commune.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Later the entire wall undergoes similar color changes, beginning next the completed sutural delimitations.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
It cannot perceive its own deplorable delimitations.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
The chief towns are Berwick and Alnwick, Hexham being outside our present delimitation.
"In the Border Country" by W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
The frontiers delimited in accordance with these awards have already been described.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Employed as surveyor-general in delimiting the boundary line between Canada and the United States, 1817-1818.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Delimitation's talked of, and indeed 'Tis needful, in the face of grabbing greed.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 26 1890" by Various
You are under a misapprehension in supposing that Mr. CHAMBERLAIN has undertaken to delimit the Afghan frontier.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93. September 17, 1887" by Various
Now in interest, the important delimiting quality is emotional tone.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
This region of cortex thus delimited in man is one of Flechsig's areas of earlier myelinization.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
The precise delimitation of what may narrowly be called "English" literature, i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Subsequent delimitations have given precision to the frontier.
"The Earl of Mayo" by William Wilson Hunter
It needed more than four centuries to establish and to delimitate the New Testament.
"Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History" by Auguste Sabatier
Any forecast of the exact delimitations of the ten kingdoms constituting the reconstructed Empire must necessarily be largely conjectural.
"The Roman Empire in the Light of Prophecy" by W. E. Vine
Whence came about this curious delimitation?
"Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely" by Edward Conybeare
There is a stock delimitation of the Broad District.
"Through East Anglia in a Motor Car" by J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
This, in itself, delimited his accomplishments.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
At NASA-Ames, rodents have been used in experiments by Weissman and Seldeen to delimit the stimulus effects of rotation.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The intellectual definition or delimitation assigned to the "given" is thus as tentative and experimental as that ascribed to the idea.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey

In news:

The trick to spotting a Hawai'ian monk seal, according to Kaua'i-based naturalist David Kuhn, is to look for the orange plastic cones delimiting its space on the beach.

In science:

The $ is used as a delimiter for separating the quantifiers and the rest of the formulas.
Note that by Lemma 4.2 a pseudo-hexagon can also be seen as a figure delimited by three Ferrers diagrams fitting neatly (see Figure 11 (b)).
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Since F is delimited by a T -valid cycle, [a; b] cannot be part of the contour path of F .
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Corollary 5.6 A fracture line of D delimits a tileable sub-domain of D.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Definition 5.14 A fracture zone in a tileable domain D is a sub-domain of D not reduced to a single point, delimited by a fracture line and containing no other fracture line.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Since fertile zones are delimited by fracture lines, flips done inside one of them cannot have any effect on the other fertile zones: therefore one can study independently the tilings of these zones.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Self-delimiting means that no halting program is a prefix of another.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
The number ΩU is a probability because of Kraft’s inequality (which applies to the set of halting programs of the self-delimiting machine U ).
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
It actually reduces to the case where ν (dx) is a Levy measure satisfying R ν (dx)x−2 < ∞ (see section III E) and where the set Al (t) is delimited by the function f (l) as defined by Eq. (17).
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
The intersections with F of the strata of dimension s + 2 are sectors delimited by these curves.
On a stratification defined by real roots of polynomials
We can distinguish two IGM phases: the “cool” IGM (Lyman-α forest), which follows a well-defined equation of state, and the “warm” IGM, which is constrained to lie within the central domain delimited by the exclusion regions represented by the hatching.
The phase-diagram of the IGM and the entropy floor of groups and clusters: are clusters born warm?
The circular dashed line delimits the convective core.
Looking Deep Within an A-type Star: Core Convection Under the Influence of Rotation
We will also make use of the prefix complexity K (x), which denotes the shortest self-delimiting description.
Algorithmic Chaos
In some cases we want to encode x in self-delimiting form x′ , in order to be able to decompose x′ y into x and y .
Algorithmic Chaos
Good upper bounds on the prefix complexity of x are obtained by iterating the simple rule that a self-delimiting (s.d.) description of the length of x followed by x itself is a s.d. description of x.
Algorithmic Chaos