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demarcation

noun ( US also demarkation)
 
 
/ˌdiːmɑːˈkeɪʃən/ US   /-mɑːr-/
[C or U] a line or rule that shows the limits of something or how things are divided, or the act of dividing something in a particular way: Careful market demarcation is an essential element of all strategic sales planning. The bank is establishing a clear line of demarcation between its investment and retail banking businesses.
[U] HR a division of jobs, in which each job can only be done by members of a particular trade union or members who have a particular position in a union: The restructuring of the company has challenged the union's traditional demarcation lines.
(Definition of demarcation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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