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BOUNDARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boundary mean? 

BOUNDARY (noun)
  The noun BOUNDARY has 3 senses:

1. the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
2. a line determining the limits of an area
3. the greatest possible degree of something

  Familiarity information: BOUNDARY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOUNDARY (noun)


Sense 1boundary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

boundary; bounds; bound

Hypernyms ("boundary" is a kind of...):

extremity (the outermost or farthest region or point)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "boundary"):

border; edge (the boundary of a surface)

end (a boundary marking the extremities of something)

demarcation; demarcation line; limit (the boundary of a specific area)

lineation; outline (the line that appears to bound an object)

surface (the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object)

shoreline (a boundary line between land and water)

city line (the boundary of a city)

county line (the boundary between two counties)

hairline (the natural margin formed by hair on the head)

frontier (an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary)

heliopause (the boundary marking the edge of the sun's influence; the boundary (roughly 100 AU from the sun) between the interplanetary medium and the interstellar medium; where the solar wind and the wind from other stars meet)

border; borderline; boundary line; delimitation; mete (a line that indicates a boundary)

bourn; bourne (an archaic term for a boundary)

district line (the boundary between two districts)

Instance hyponyms:

Rubicon (the boundary in ancient times between Italy and Gaul; Caesar's crossing it with his army in 49 BC was an act of war)

Moho; Mohorovicic discontinuity (the boundary between the Earth's crust and the underlying mantle)


Sense 2boundary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line determining the limits of an area

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

bound; boundary; edge

Hypernyms ("boundary" is a kind of...):

line (a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "boundary"):

lower bound ((mathematics) a number equal to or less than any other number in a given set)

upper bound ((mathematics) a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set)

brink; threshold; verge (a region marking a boundary)

fringe; outer boundary; periphery (the outside boundary or surface of something)

border; margin; perimeter (the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary)

rim (the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object)

thalweg (the middle of the chief navigable channel of a waterway that forms the boundary line between states)


Sense 3boundary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The greatest possible degree of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

limit; bound; boundary

Context examples:

what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior / to the limit of his ability

Hypernyms ("boundary" is a kind of...):

extent (the distance or area or volume over which something extends)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "boundary"):

knife-edge (a narrow boundary)

absoluteness; starkness; utterness (the quality of being complete or utter or extreme)

heat barrier; thermal barrier (a limit to high speed flight imposed by aerodynamic heating)

level best; maximum; utmost; uttermost (the greatest possible degree)

brink; verge (the limit beyond which something happens or changes)


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