delimitation

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de·lim·i·ta·tion

(dĕ-lim'i-tā'shŭn),
Marking off; putting bounds or limits; preventing the spread of a morbid process in the body or of a disease in the community.
[L. de-limito, pp. -atus, to bound, fr. limes, boundary]

de·lim·i·ta·tion

(dĕ-lim'i-tā'shŭn, dĕ-limi-tāshŭn)
Boundaries of time, place, or social structure that a researcher establishes to keep a study within manageable parameters
[L. de-limito, pp. -atus, to bound, fr. limes, boundary]

delimitation

(dē-lĭm″ĭ-tā′shŭn) [L. de, from, + limitare, to limit]
Determination of limits of an area or organ in diagnosis.

delimitation

the formal statement in taxonomy that defines and limits the characters of a TAXON.
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