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DEMARCATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does demarcation mean? 

DEMARCATION (noun)
  The noun DEMARCATION has 2 senses:

1. the boundary of a specific area
2. a conceptual separation or distinction

  Familiarity information: DEMARCATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEMARCATION (noun)


Sense 1demarcation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The boundary of a specific area

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

demarcation; demarcation line; limit

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

bound; boundary; bounds (the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something)

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

city limit; city limits (the limits of the area occupied by a city or town)

upper limit (the limit on the upper (or northernmost) side of something)

lower limit (the limit on the lower (or southernmost) side of something)

three-mile limit (the limit of a nation's territorial waters)


Sense 2demarcation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A conceptual separation or distinction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

dividing line; demarcation; contrast; line

Context example:

there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity

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

differentiation; distinction (a discrimination between things as different and distinct)

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

point of no return; Rubicon (a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment)


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