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delimiter

[də′lim·əd·ər]
(computer science)
A character that separates items of data.

delimiter

(character)
A character or string used to separate, or mark the start and end of, items of data in, e.g., a database, source code, or text file.

See also: record.

delimiter

A character or combination of characters used to separate one item or set of data from another. For example, in comma separated records, a comma is used to separate each field of data (see CSV).
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It is the result of 20 years of negotiation to delimit the overlapping EEZs of the two countries.
A couple of the especially peppy numbers evoke the uneasy sense-memory of lingering in the living room too long with one's young relatives on Christmas morning--unfettered joy begins to grate--but otherwise, Mississauga is a delimit and, like Patriots, a testament to the restorative powers of good music in even the darkest times.
The interface works in concert with the operator profile feature, so that the service provider can delimit the service settings that their customer is able to alter, so network and service integrity is assured.
Those aristocrats who remained evangelicals kept it to themselves and condescended to others; professionals found in evangelism's elevation of the individual a means of buttressing their threatened social status; artisans found in its egalitarian and corporatist ethic a means of challenging hierarchy and aristocratic efforts to delimit the sacred.