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Dictionary Definition

boundary

Noun

1 the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something [syn: bound, bounds]
2 a line determining the limits of an area [syn: edge, bound]
3 the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability" [syn: limit, bounds]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

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Noun

  1. The dividing line or location between two areas.
  2. A score of 4 or 6 runs, occasioned by the ball being hit across the boundary (with or without bouncing).

Translations

dividing line or location between two areas
  • Czech: hranice
  • French: frontière
  • Italian: confine, limite
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: سنور
  • Lithuanian: riba
  • Portuguese: fronteira
  • Mongolian:
  • Polish: granica
  • Romanian: frontieră, graniţă, limită
  • Russian: граница
  • Spanish: limite
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Extensive Definition

Boundary (plural: boundaries) may refer to:
boundary in Bulgarian: Граница
boundary in Italian: Frontiera
boundary in Polish: Granica
boundary in Russian: Граница
boundary in Simple English: Boundary
boundary in Chinese: 边界 (消歧义)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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