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Definition of Boundary

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limit, border
Boundary Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Boundary Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
That which indicates or fixes a limit or extent, or marks a bound, as of a territory; a bounding or separating line; a real or imaginary limit.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\bound"a*ry\ (&?;), n.; pl. boundaries (&?;) [from bound a limit; cf. ll. bonnarium piece of land with fixed limits.] that which indicates or fixes a limit or extent, or marks a bound, as of a territory; a bounding or separating line; a real or imaginary limit. but still his native country lies beyond the boundaries of the skies. cotton. that bright and tranquil stream, the boundary of louth and meath. sensation and reflection are the boundaries of our thoughts.

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 boundary line 
 boundary scan 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ffin = n. a boundary, a limit
Ffinedd = n. a boundary
Ffinfa = n. a boundary
Ffinfaen = n. a boundary stone
Gorddyn = n. a boundary
Terfynaf = n. a boundary line
The Devil's Dictionary
Boundary, (n.)

In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other.
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Australian Slang
absolutely useless
WordNet 2.0

1. the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
(synonym) bound, bounds
(hypernym) extremity
(hyponym) hairline
(derivation) bound, border
2. a line determining the limits of an area
(synonym) edge, bound
(hypernym) line
(hyponym) rim
(derivation) bound, border
3. the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
(synonym) limit, bounds
(hypernym) extent
(hyponym) knife-edge
Boundary Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A nonphysical line indicating the limit or extent of an area or territory. (DOI4)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
1. the dividing point between two performance sectors.
2. the border around a market area that is being studied.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Boundary Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A line that delineates surface areas for the purpose of facilitating coordination and deconfliction of operations between adjacent units, formations, or areas. See also airspace control boundary. (JP 3-0)
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Boundary Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of confined spaces
Fear of being enclosed
Also known as Cleithrophobia
Fear of home surroundings
Also known as Oikophobia
Boundary Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
The minimum description required to distinguish a system from its environment. (John Warfield)

Glossary Of Geography
A line indicating the limit of a country, state, or other political jurisdiction.
Boundary Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
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Boundary Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
By this term is understood in general, every separation, natural or artificial, which marks the confines or line of division of two contiguous estates.

Boundary also signifies stones or other materials inserted in the earth on the confines of two estates.

Boundaries are either natural or artificial. A river or other stream is a natural boundary and in that case the centre of the stream is the line.

An artificial boundary is one made by man.

The description of land in a deed by specific boundaries is conclusive as to the quantity; and if the quantity be expressed as a part of the description it will be inoperative, and it is immaterial whether the quantity contained within the specific boundaries be greater or less than that expressed; and the same rule is applicable, although neither the courses and distances nor the estimated contents correspond with such specific boundaries; but these rules do not apply in cases where adherence to them would be plainly absurd.

When a boundary, fixed and by mutual consent, has been permitted to stand for twenty-one years, it cannot afterwards be disturbed. In accordance with this rule it has been decided that where town lots have been occupied up to a line fence between them for more than twenty-one years each party gained an incontrovertible right to the line thus established, and this whether either party knew of the adverse claim or not; and whether either party has more or less ground than was originally in the lot he owns.

Boundaries are frequently marked by partition fences, ditches, hedges, trees, etc. When such a fence is built by one of the owners of the land, on his own premises, it belongs to him exclusively; when built by both at joint expense, each is the owner of that part on his own land. When the boundary is a hedge and a single ditch, it is presumed to belong to him on whose side the hedge is, because he who dug the ditch is presumed to have thrown the earth upon his own land, which was alone lawful to do, and that the hedge was planted, as is usual, on the top of the bank thus raised. But if there is a ditch on each side of the hedge, or no ditch at all, the hedge is presumed to be the common property of both proprietors. A tree growing in the boundary line is the joint property of both owners of the land.

Disputes arising from a confusion of boundaries may be generally settled by an action at law. But courts of equity will entertain a bill for the settlement of boundaries when the rights of one of the parties may be established upon equitable grounds.

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Boundary Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The edge of the golf course that defines the area of play.
Boundary Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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