Definition of delimit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

delimit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//diˈlɪmɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diˈlɪmɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they delimit
BrE BrE//diˈlɪmɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diˈlɪmɪt//
 
he / she / it delimits
BrE BrE//diˈlɪmɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diˈlɪmɪts//
 
past simple delimited
BrE BrE//diˈlɪmɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diˈlɪmɪtɪd//
 
past participle delimited
BrE BrE//diˈlɪmɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diˈlɪmɪtɪd//
 
-ing form delimiting
BrE BrE//diˈlɪmɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diˈlɪmɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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delimit something (formal) to decide what the limits of something are Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French délimiter, from Latin delimitare, from de- ‘down, completely’ + limitare (from limes, limit- ‘boundary, limit’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: delimit