Delimit meaning

-ĭ-tāt
To establish the limits or boundaries of; demarcate.
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To set the limits or boundaries of.
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To mark or fix the limits of.
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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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Origin of delimit

  • French délimiter from Latin dēlīmitāre dē- de- līmitāre to limit (from līmes līmit- boundary line)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French délimiter, from Late Latin delimitare (“to mark out the limits”), from de- + limitare (“to limit, bound”); see limit.

    From Wiktionary