- Demarcation is defined as a limit or boundary, or the act of establishing a limit or boundary.
- An example of a demarcation is a city limit sign.
- An example of a demarcation is drawing an out of bounds line for a baseball field.
demarcation definition by Webster's New World
- the act of setting and marking limits or boundaries
- a limit or boundary
- a separation or distinction
Origin: Spanish demarcación (in línea de demarcación, 1493) ; from de- (L de), from plush marcar, to mark boundaries ; from Germanic an unverified form marka, a boundary, mark
demarcation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The setting or marking of boundaries or limits.
- A separation; a distinction: a line of demarcation between two rock strata.
Origin: Spanish demarcación, from demarcar, to mark boundaries : de-, off (from Latin dē-; see de-) + marcar, to mark (from Italian marcare, from Old Italian, of Germanic origin; see merg- in Indo-European roots).