• WordNet 3.6
    • v demarcate set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
    • v demarcate separate clearly, as if by boundaries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Demarcate To mark by bounds; to set the limits of; to separate; to discriminate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • demarcate To mark off from adjoining land or territory; set the limits or boundaries of.
    • demarcate To determine the relative limits of; separate or clearly discriminate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Demarcate to mark off or limit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Demarcation
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—, off, and marquer, to mark. See Mark.


In literature:

There is no demarcation between the great man's villa and the neighbouring farms.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
This is not to imply that any strong line of demarcation existed between the habitues of one or the other of these places.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Bird regions, too, showed a definite demarcation.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
He had never before seen so plainly the line of demarcation between sunlight and shadow.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
The knocker was a distinct line of social demarcation.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
To insist that there is no essential difference unless a clear demarcation can be made is a fallacy.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
There is a broad line of demarcation drawn between the skilled and unskilled trades.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
There should be a line of demarcation somewhere.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
There is no hard line of demarcation between the class of vessels now to be considered and those already described.
"Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley" by William H. Holmes
The difficulty is to effect any clear demarcation between the two.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
The lines of demarcation are deep-drawn and inexorable.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
A line of demarcation is drawn between the once united band.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
The main line of demarcation comes in the centre, and consists chiefly of a kind of bulge.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865" by Various
In 1971 none of Romania's borders were disputed, and all of them were satisfactorily demarcated.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
In this manner the last seventy years had entirely changed the line of demarcation between the German and Polish nationalities.
"Revolution and Counter-Revolution" by Karl Marx
Wheat fields appear more frequently; apparently no demarcation between land of different owners.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
A neutral forest formed the line of demarcation from other tribes.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
It also furnished a convenient line of social demarcation.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Body black with sharply demarcated white belly and oval white patch above and behind eye; gray saddle behind dorsal fin.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
There is not that line of demarcation noticed in other branches of the service.
"Air Service Boys Over The Rhine" by Charles Amory Beach

In poetry:

She journeyed as the night wore slowly on,
Unmindful of the tuneful nightingale,
Till in due time her footsteps fell upon
A hill, the demarcation of the vale.
"From A Saxon Legend." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

For former Hidden Valley High School ace Mikey O'Brien, that transition -- more a shift in sensations than any literal cross of demarcation -- occurred 10 days ago.
Saudi Crown prince Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz attends the signing of the final border demarcation agreement between Yemen and Saudi Arabia in the southern Yemeni port city of al-Mukalla.
Cottonmouth moccasins are often reported, but that species is found no farther inland than about the fall line, which demarcates the outer piedmont from the inner coastal plain.
The Pashtuns number upwards of 20 million, and their squat stony villages straddle the Durand Line that nominally demarcates Pakistan from Afghanistan, where Pashtuns form the largest ethnic group.
In the philosophy of science, this is known as the "demarcation problem," a termed coined in the 1920s by the Austrian philosopher Karl Popper.
Learn more about our work and the President of Indonesia's recent decision to demarcate 2012 "International Year of the Rhino " here.
Only two instances do not establish a pattern, but in his second original drama in less than 12 months, playwright Garrett Heater demarcates clear priorities with The Romanovs.
As Iran crosses successive nuclear demarcations and mischievously intervenes in Iraq, the question of how to address the Islamic republic is once more preoccupying Washington.
T here is no official line of demarcation when it comes to what a chamber orchestra can offer.
"The line of demarcation between theatrical audiences and movie audiences will grow ever sharper, the one representing entirely the bourgeoisie and upper classes , and the other the proletariat".
IS it going too far to say that Conceptual Art has been to the second half of the 20th century what Cubism was to the first half -- that is, a great divide, a demarcation after which nothing was quite the same.
"The line of demarcation between theatrical audiences and movie audiences will grow ever sharper, the one representing entirely the bourgeoisie and upper classes, and the other the proletariat".
Avery' Lyn Nathanial Thomas BlueShield-DeMarce was born and passed away on November 12, 2012, at 12:41 pm at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.
Nicaragua, but drew a demarcation line that expands Nicaragua's economic exclusion zone in the Caribbean.
Few oppressed minorities have histories with such a clear demarcation line between then and now as the gay rights movement does with the 1969 Stonewall riots.

In science:

In Fig. 10 we divide the radial AGN fraction in to the Kewley demarcated AGN, and the composite sample to ascertain if the composite sample are driving any of the trends seen above.
The drivers of AGN activity in galaxy clusters: AGN fraction as a function of mass and environment
There are only 7 low-redshift (z < 2.2) QSOs located beyond the demarcation line for colour selection discussed in Paper 1. A typical fluctuation of about 0.35 mag per colour index is expected due to photometric errors and variability (as the time-lines for the three colour bands are not identical).
QSOs from the variability and proper motion survey in the M3 field
Ralf-J¨urgen Dettmar used very deep images of disk galaxies to demonstrate that the apparent “edges” are actually not cut-offs, but demarcate a steeper exponential distribution of starlight.
The Outer Edges of Dwarf Irregular Galaxies: Stars and Gas
In light of this we believe that it is interesting to demarcate this technique.
Cellular harmonic maps which are not diffeomorphisms
Figure 6: (a) 2.5D plot of the minimum radial length (MRL) measure. The ridge lines demarcate the medial axes and connect together to describe the topological structure. (b) Trace of the medial axes after an automated extraction.
Visualising the structure of architectural open spaces based on shape analysis
In short, ρ∗ (β ) defines a precise demarcation between what is possible and impossible in this problem, that is, how big the nonzero effect must be to be detectable as a function of the rarity of nonzero effects.
Higher criticism for detecting sparse heterogeneous mixtures
We starburst galaxies tend to inhabit groups with total luuse the AGN-starburst demarcation line (Kauffmann et al. minosities lower than that of the random sample.
Galaxy Groups: Proceedings from a Swinburne University Workshop
He plans her carried out it the measurement functions and generation of the traffic, demarcation and changing of the packages belonging to the traffic EF (Expedited Express) or BE (Best effort), in her the first policing was also accomplished.
Use MPLS in Lan's
In Chakrabarti et al. (2006b), we discuss further that while the presence of sources in the AGN demarcated region in the IRAC color-color plot is a sure sign of an energetically active AGN (LBH ∼> Lstars ), the converse is not necessarily true (see also Barmby et al. 2006).
Simulating Merging Galaxies: The Infrared View
FIG. 16 Models of mantle circulation, adapted from (Hofmann, 2003): (a) is the traditional two-layer model with demarcation at 670 km and nearly complete isolation between upper and lower layers; (b) is a fully mixed model.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
Quoting Slovic , affect is the “specific quality of “goodness” and “badness”, as it is felt consciously or not by the decision maker, and demarcating a positive or negative quality of stimulus ”.
Bi-capacities -- Part I: definition, M\"obius transform and interaction
The one anticipation is contained, for example, in the demarcation of scientific communications from differently coded ones (e.g., on the market), and the other precedes differentiation and is inherent to specifying meaning among human beings using language.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
The Nonlinear Regime: Power Spectra and Halo Properties The nonlinear regime can be demarcated in different ways.
Cosmological Tests of Gravity
The Problem of Demarcation Demarcating the good science from the bad is an enormously difficult task.
True Peer Review
This demarcation process was not used in the awarding of the prize, but was carried out for its informational value alone.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test