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 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delimitation - a line that indicates a boundarydelimitation - a line that indicates a boundary  
boundary, bounds, bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
circumference, circuit - the boundary line encompassing an area or object; "he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
fence line - a boundary line created by a fence
property line - the boundary line between two pieces of property
state boundary, state line - the boundary between two states


[ˌdiːlɪmɪˈteɪʃən] Ndelimitación f


nAbgrenzung f
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The meeting deliberated on the nomination papers and court decisions on delimitation, he further added.
ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI -- The Islamabad High Court Thursday turned down 23 petitions against delimitation of constituencies from different districts all over Pakistan while it nullified the delimitations of district Kharan.
ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is today expected to review the judgment by the Islamabad High Court declaring delimitation of four constituencies as void.
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday annulled the delimitation of Kharan district for the National Assembly and asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to carry out the delimitation again.
The commission made this decision after hearing the appeals on preliminary delimitation from Kurram Agency.
The National Assembly (NA) Special Committee on Delimitation of Constituencies has rejected the objections of ECP and continued its proceeding.
ISLAMABAD: Spokesman to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Haroon Shinwari Wednesday said the work on delimitation had been started immediately after constitutional amendment passed from the senate on the subject.
ISLAMABAD -- With tacit approval of the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of Pakistan has set aside the Balochistan High Court order of carrying out fresh delimitation of eight of the nine provincial assembly constituencies of Quetta.
QUETTA: Balochistan High Court on Saturday dismissed petitions challenging the delimitation of provincial and federal constituencies.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday set aside delimitation of constituencies in Kasur, Sheikhupura, Ghotki, Haripur, Bahawalpur and Kharan, while allowing 21 petitions, and referred the cases back to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for fresh demarcation.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court yesterday nullified the delimitation of six more districts and directed the ECP to carry out the exercise afresh.
Islamabad -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday set aside delimitation of six more constituencies done by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), making it a total of 10 constituencies (in the last two days) which are to be delimited as per the court's order.