bound + -ary, Old French, from Latin.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbaʊndɹi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈbaʊndəɹi/
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- Rhymes: -aʊndɹi
boundary (plural boundaries)
- 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.
- (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.
- (cricket) An edge or line marking an edge of the playing field.
- (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.
- (topology) (of a set) The set of points in the closure of a set , not belonging to the interior of that set.
- Boundary Commission
- boundary condition
- boundary corner
- Boundary County
- boundary four
- boundary group
- boundary homomorphism
- boundary line
- boundary map
- Boundary Peak
- boundary point
- boundary rider
- boundary scan
- boundary stone
- boundary term
- boundary umpire
- grain boundary
- K-T boundary
- lower boundary
- missing boundary
- natural boundary
- Northwestern Boundary Dispute
- outflow boundary
- San Juan Boundary Dispute
- surface boundary layer
- upper boundary
dividing line or location between two areas
bounds, confines, or limits between immaterial things
(topology) the set of points in the closure, not belonging to the interior
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Translations to be checked
- boundary in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- boundary in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911