delimitate

[dih-lim-i-teyt]
verb (used with object), delimitated, delimitating.

Origin:
1880–85; < Latin dēlīmitātus, past participle of dēlīmitāre. See delimit, -ate1

delimitation, noun
delimitative, noun, adjective
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delimit or delimitate (diːˈlɪmɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to mark or prescribe the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
 
delimitate or delimitate
 
vb
 
delimi'tation or delimitate
 
n
 
de'limitative or delimitate
 
adj

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delimitation
1836, from Fr. délimitation (18c.), noun of action from délimiter (see delimit). Related: Delimited.
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The delimitation error arises when not every part of the sample has an equal chance of being selected.
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