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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

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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Deployed as a synonym for race, the traditional demarcator for difference in US society, and ethnicity, the sophisticated multifarious variant of "race," "culture" functions in this discourse as a referential demarcator measuring the distance these Others stand in relation to the Caucasian mainstream, inscribed in its turn as the "culture-free" norm.
An alternative approach is to view religion as having become the salient demarcator of difference through surviving a process of cultural levelling, much of it linguistic.
Having struck a sufficient number of observers, and not readily excludable on the basis of small size, depiction of the mundane, or ordinariness of stonework, this temple site rapidly became a demarcator of the canon, and, indeed, a paradigm of cultural achievement.