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Delimitation  n.  The act or process of fixing limits or boundaries; limitation.

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"Delimitation" Quotes from Famous Books

... from the scientist. He has enriched knowledge especially in recent years by attacking the no-man's lands left unexplored by the too sharp delimitation of spheres of activity. These new conquests have been especially achieved by the combination of old sciences. Physical chemistry, electro-chemistry, geo-physics, astro-physics, and a variety of other scientic unions have led to audacious hypotheses, veritable flashes of vision, ...
— The Frontier in American History • Frederick Jackson Turner

... some new invention that increased the product per man, the development of some new advertising device, the conquest of some new territory or the delimitation of some new "sphere of influence," and the revelation of some new possibility in the covetousness of man. Profits rose to new heights and accumulating dividends clamoured for new opportunities for investment. Competition tended to cut down returns, therefore labour ...
— Towards the Great Peace • Ralph Adams Cram

... perhaps the sole use of all philosophy of pure reason is, after all, merely negative, since it serves not as an organon for the enlargement (of knowledge), but as a discipline for its delimitation; and, instead of discovering truth, has only the ...
— The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley Volume 1 • Leonard Huxley

... From this rough-and-ready delimitation of the area within which Moral Philosophy must work, if it is to escape the reproach of insanity, the lecturer goes on, as becomes a divine, to champion his study against the reproach of tending to Atheism. He groups all our senses, faculties, ...
— Sydney Smith • George W. E. Russell

Words linked to "Delimitation" :   state line, Line of Control, Green Line, state boundary, property line, bounds, fence line, delimitate, circumference, boundary line

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