Demarcate meaning

dĭ-märkāt, dēmär-kāt
Demarcate is defined as to separate or set clear boundaries.

When you put up a fence to keep your neighbor's off your property and make clear where the property line is, this is an example of when you demarcate.

When a book reviewer makes clear distinctions between light reading books he reviews and serious literature he reviews, this is an example of when he demarcates.

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To set the boundaries of; delimit.
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To separate clearly as if by boundaries; distinguish.

Demarcate categories.

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To set or mark the limits of; delimit.
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To mark the difference between; distinguish; separate.
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To mark the limits or boundaries of something; to delimit.
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To mark the difference between two causes of action; to distinguish.
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Origin of demarcate

  • Back-formation from demarcation

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

  • Back-formation of demarcation.

    From Wiktionary