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de·mar·ca·tion

(dē'mar-kā'shŭn),
A setting of limits; a boundary.
[Fr. fr. L. de, from, + Mediev. L. marco, to mark]

demarcation

[dē′märkā′shən]
Etymology: L, de, from, marcare, to mark
the process of setting limits or boundaries.

demarcation

Forming a plane of separation between living and dead tissue, as in dry GANGRENE.

de·mar·ca·tion

(dēmahr-kāshŭn)
A setting of limits; a boundary.
[Fr. fr. L. de, from, + Mediev. L. marco, to mark]
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If "culture" and its contents are understood to be socially constructed demarcators, then not only "cultured" minorities, but the "culture-free" majority must be understood as an inconstant identity which is constructed rather than found.
The growing importance of rhyme as demarcator rather than mere decoration can be seen in the development of the sequence, which rested upon the formal principles of repetition and parallelism emphasized by rhyme.
The authors believe that each of these behaviors (acknowledging that planning is a cognitive as well as a behavioral process) demonstrates an important psychosocial demarcator of entrance into adulthood.