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Delimit

verb
1.
Determine the essential quality of.  Synonyms: define, delimitate, delineate, specify.
2.
Be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry.  Synonym: subtend.
3.
Set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something.  Synonyms: delimitate, demarcate.



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"Delimit" Quotes from Famous Books



... classics, and as such are not included in the scheme of this book. In the field of criticism his most important works are the Letters on Literature (1759-1765), which set a new standard of critical plain-speaking; the Laokoon (1766), which undertook to delimit the provinces of poetry and of plastic art; the Hamburg Dramaturgy (1767-1769), which assailed the prestige of the French classical tragedy, and the Anti-Goeze (1778), a notable defense of what is now called the higher criticism. He exerted an immense influence ...
— An anthology of German literature • Calvin Thomas



Words linked to "Delimit" :   circumscribe, confine, redefine, be, limit, determine



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