demarcation

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demarcation

, demarkation
separation or distinction (often in the phrase line of demarcation)
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The final part of this quotation is revealing: when the main clause contains a feature that automatically distinguishes it from the proleptic dependent clause, the =na demarcator is no more needed.
Served successively as Demarcator, Draughtsman, Malay and English Clerk at the outset of his career (WWMBS 1978-9:23).
Somers's sense of homelessness (non-placeness), as opposed to Harriet's being in-place anywhere in the world, can be associated with the notion of non-place as a demarcator of identity.