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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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Thus, in principle, Crary never privileges the analysis of these three paintings, though they do delimit the stages of the evolving construction of attention.
We plan to delimit another 15 km, there is mutual agreement on all those sections of the border.
At the first meeting Uzbekistan suggested to revise and to delimit previously delimited border sections, while Kyrgyzstan insisted on continuation of border delimitation without revision of the previously made delimitation.
The initial fire assays will be reconciled with the quality control results and logging to delimit the extents of the mineralized intersections and correlate them to their respective "gold belts".