demarcation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"demarcation" in British English

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demarcationnoun [C or U]

(US also demarkation) uk   /ˌdiː.mɑːˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-mɑːr-/
a ​border or a ​rule that ​shows the ​limits of something or how things are ​divided: The ​riverserves as the line of demarcation (= the ​lineshowing the ​separation) between the two ​counties. In some ​schools there is little demarcation betweensubjects (= ​subjects are not ​taughtseparately). On this ​map, demarcations betweenregions are ​shown with ​dottedlines.
(Definition of demarcation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"demarcation" in Business English

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( US also demarkation) uk   /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 ​strategicsalesplanning. The ​bank is ​establishing a ​clear line of demarcation between its ​investment and ​retailbankingbusinesses.
[U] HR a ​division of ​jobs, in which each ​job can only be done by ​members of a particular ​tradeunion 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)
Translations of “demarcation”
in Chinese (Simplified) (界线或规则)分界, 分界线…
in Chinese (Traditional) (界線或規則)分界, 分界線…
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