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Etymology edit

From French délimiter, from Late Latin dēlīmitō (I mark out the limits), from dē- + līmitō (I limit, I bound); see limit.

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  • IPA(key): /dɪˈlɪmɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪmɪt

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delimit (third-person singular simple present delimits, present participle delimiting, simple past and past participle delimited)

  1. (transitive) To mark or fix the limits of.
  2. (transitive) To demarcate.
    Data items in the computer file were delimited by commas.
    The square brackets delimit the list, and individual elements are separated by commas.WB

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