Delimit Definition

delimitates, delimited, delimiting, delimits
delimited, delimiting, delimits
To set the limits or boundaries of.
Webster's New World
Data items in the computer file were delimited by commas.
The square brackets delimit the list, and individual elements are separated by commas.WB.

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

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