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de·lim·it

 (dĭ-lĭm′ĭt) also de·lim·i·tate (-ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. de·lim·it·ed, de·lim·it·ing, de·lim·its also de·lim·i·tat·ed or de·lim·i·tat·ing or de·lim·i·tates
To establish the limits or boundaries of; demarcate.

[French délimiter, from Latin dēlīmitāre : dē-, de- + līmitāre, to limit (from līmes, līmit-, boundary line).]

de·lim′i·ta′tion n.
de·lim′i·ta′tive adj.

delimit

(diːˈlɪmɪt) or

delimitate

vb
(tr) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
deˌlimiˈtation n
deˈlimitative adj

de•lim•it

(dɪˈlɪm ɪt)

v.t.
to fix or mark the limits or boundaries of.
[1850–55; < French délimiter < Latin dēlīmitāre=dē- de- + līmitāre to limit]
de•lim`i•ta′tion, n.
de•lim′i•ta`tive, n., adj.

delimit


Past participle: delimited
Gerund: delimiting

Imperative
delimit
delimit
Present
I delimit
you delimit
he/she/it delimits
we delimit
you delimit
they delimit
Preterite
I delimited
you delimited
he/she/it delimited
we delimited
you delimited
they delimited
Present Continuous
I am delimiting
you are delimiting
he/she/it is delimiting
we are delimiting
you are delimiting
they are delimiting
Present Perfect
I have delimited
you have delimited
he/she/it has delimited
we have delimited
you have delimited
they have delimited
Past Continuous
I was delimiting
you were delimiting
he/she/it was delimiting
we were delimiting
you were delimiting
they were delimiting
Past Perfect
I had delimited
you had delimited
he/she/it had delimited
we had delimited
you had delimited
they had delimited
Future
I will delimit
you will delimit
he/she/it will delimit
we will delimit
you will delimit
they will delimit
Future Perfect
I will have delimited
you will have delimited
he/she/it will have delimited
we will have delimited
you will have delimited
they will have delimited
Future Continuous
I will be delimiting
you will be delimiting
he/she/it will be delimiting
we will be delimiting
you will be delimiting
they will be delimiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been delimiting
you have been delimiting
he/she/it has been delimiting
we have been delimiting
you have been delimiting
they have been delimiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been delimiting
you will have been delimiting
he/she/it will have been delimiting
we will have been delimiting
you will have been delimiting
they will have been delimiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been delimiting
you had been delimiting
he/she/it had been delimiting
we had been delimiting
you had been delimiting
they had been delimiting
Conditional
I would delimit
you would delimit
he/she/it would delimit
we would delimit
you would delimit
they would delimit
Past Conditional
I would have delimited
you would have delimited
he/she/it would have delimited
we would have delimited
you would have delimited
they would have delimited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.delimit - determine the essential quality of
determine - fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
redefine - give a new or different definition to; "She redefined his duties"
2.delimit - be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
3.delimit - set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
circumscribe, confine, limit - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

delimit

verb define, mark (out), determine, fix, bound, demarcate This is not meant to delimit what approaches social researchers can adopt.

delimit

verb
To fix the limits of:
Translations
rajata

delimit

[diːˈlɪmɪt] VTdelimitar

delimit

[dɪˈlɪmɪt] vt (= define) [+ scope] → délimiter, définir

delimit

vtabgrenzen

delimit

[diːˈlɪmɪt] vt (frm) → delimitare
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