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demarcation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demarcation  \De`mar*ca"tion\,  n.  [F.  d['e]marcation;  pref. 
  d['e]-  (L.  de)  +  marquer  to  mark,  of  German  origin.  See 
  {Mark}.] 
  The  act  of  marking,  or  of  ascertaining  and  setting  a  limit; 
  separation;  distinction. 
 
  The  speculative  line  of  demarcation,  where  obedience 
  ought  to  end  and  resistance  must  begin,  is  faint, 
  obscure,  and  not  easily  definable.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demarcation 
  n  1:  the  boundary  of  a  specific  area  [syn:  {limit},  {demarcation 
  line}] 
  2:  a  conceptual  separation  or  demarcation:  "there  is  a  narrow 
  line  between  sanity  and  insanity"  [syn:  {line},  {dividing 
  line},  {contrast}] 




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