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Etymology edit

From bound +‎ -ary, Old French, from Latin.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbaʊndɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbaʊndəɹi/
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  • Rhymes: -aʊndɹi

Noun edit

boundary (plural boundaries)

  1. The dividing line or location between two areas.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC, page 40:
      So this was my future home, I thought! [] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
    • 2017 October, Juin-Jen Chang, Ching-Chong Lai, Ping Wang, “A Tale of Two Cities: Cross-Border Casino Competition Between Detroit and Windsor”, in NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES[1], archived from the original on 2021-08-15, page 1:
      City or national boundaries are locations of economic opportunity, especially if the existence of the border is itself the source of a monopoly situation that favors one side over the other (Krakover, 1997).
  2. (figurative, often in the plural) The bounds, confines, or limits between immaterial things (such as one’s comfort zone, privacy, or professional sphere and the realm beyond).
    I didn’t mean to push the boundaries by sending my boss a message on Saturday night.
  3. (cricket) An edge or line marking an edge of the playing field.
  4. (cricket) An event whereby the ball is struck and either touches or passes over a boundary (with or without bouncing), usually resulting in an award of 4 (four) or 6 (six) runs respectively for the batting team.
  5. (topology) (of a set) The set of points in the closure of a set  , not belonging to the interior of that set.

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