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Pronunciation:  `deemâr'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\De`mar*ca"tion\, n. [F. d['e]marcation; pref.
d['e]- (L. de) + marquer to mark, of German origin. See
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.

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