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delimiter

[dih-lim-i-ter] /dɪˈlɪm ɪ tər/
noun, Computers.
1.
a blank space, comma, or other character or symbol that indicates the beginning or end of a character string, word, or data item.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; delimit + -er1
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delimiter

n.

1960, in computing, agent noun from delimit.

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