deli-miter

delimiter

[dih-lim-i-ter]
noun Computers.
a blank space, comma, or other character or symbol that indicates the beginning or end of a character string, word, or data item.

Origin:
1960–65; delimit + -er1

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delimiter
1960, in computing, from delimit.
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