Part of speech: noun

The fixing of boundaries; limitation; limit fixed. demarkation.

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Usage examples "demarcation":

  1. From the beginning these two factions had been but imperfectly welded together, because their tendencies were different; but now the struggle for power between Perikles and Thucydides drew a sharp line of demarcation between them, and one was called the party of the Many, the other that of the Few. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
  2. The country remained in possession of Portugal, in conformity to the line of demarcation agreed on between the two nations. - "The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II)", Washington Irving.
  3. There's no rigid line of demarcation between insanity and hysteria. - "The Professor's Mystery", Wells Hastings Brian Hooker.