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de·mar·ca·tionalso de·mar·ka·tion (dē′mär-kā′shən)
1. The setting or marking of boundaries or limits.
2. A separation; a distinction: a line of demarcation between two rock strata.
[Spanish demarcación, from demarcar, to mark boundaries : de-, off (from Latin dē-; see de-) + marcar, to mark (from Italian marcare, from Old Italian, of Germanic origin; see merg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
1. the act of establishing limits or boundaries
2. a limit or boundary
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a. a strict separation of the kinds of work performed by members of different trade unions
b. (as modifier): demarcation dispute.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) separation or distinction (often in the phrase line of demarcation)
[C18: Latinized version of Spanish demarcación, from demarcar to appoint the boundaries of, from marcar to mark, from Italian marcare, of Germanic origin; see mark1]
or de•mar•ka•tion(ˌdi mɑrˈkeɪ ʃən)
1. the determining and marking off of the boundaries of something.
2. separation by distinct boundaries: line of demarcation.
[1720–30; Sp demarcación, derivative of demarcar to mark out the bounds of < Italian marcare]
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|Noun||1.||demarcation - the boundary of a specific area |
edge - the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
upper limit - the limit on the upper (or northernmost) side of something
lower limit - the limit on the lower (or southernmost) side of something
three-mile limit - the limit of a nation's territorial waters
|2.||demarcation - a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"|
differentiation, distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"