Definition of


  1. (noun, location) the boundary of a specific area
  2. (noun, cognition) a conceptual separation or distinction

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Synonyms of Demarcation

contrast, demarcation line, dividing line, limit, line

Origin of the word Demarcation

  1. c.1752, from Sp. linea de demarcacion, or Port. linha de demarca?ao, line laid down by the Pope, May 4, 1493, dividing the New World between Spain and Portugal on a line 100 leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands. Applied from 1801 to other lines dividing regions. more

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