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Meaning of DEMARCATION

Pronunciation:  `deemâr'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
  2. [n]  the boundary of a specific area
 

DEMARCATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: contrast, demarcation line, dividing line, limit, line
 
 See Also: bound, boundary, bounds, city limit, city limits, differentiation, distinction, lower limit, point of no return, Rubicon, three-mile limit, upper limit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De`mar*ca"tion\, n. [F. d['e]marcation; pref.
d['e]- (L. de) + marquer to mark, of German origin. See
{Mark}.]
The act of marking, or of ascertaining and setting a limit;
separation; distinction.

      The speculative line of demarcation, where obedience
      ought to end and resistance must begin, is faint,
      obscure, and not easily definable.       --Burke.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alteration, analysis, anatomization, atomization, ban, bar, barring, blockade, bounding, boycott, change, circling-in, circumscribing, circumscription, contradistinction, debarment, debarring, definition, delimitation, desynonymization, determination, differencing, differentiation, discrimination, disequalization, disjunction, distinction, distinctiveness, distinguishment, diversification, division, embargo, encincture, exception, exclusion, hairsplitting, inadmissibility, inclusion-exclusion, individualization, individuation, injunction, lockout, microscopic distinction, modification, narrowing, nice distinction, nonadmission, nuance, omission, particularization, personalization, preclusion, prohibition, rejection, relegation, repudiation, restriction, segregation, separation, severalization, severance, shade of difference, specialization, specification, subtle distinction, taboo, trichoschistism, variation
 

 

 

 

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