This page has 5 definitions of boundary in English. Boundary is a noun. Examples of how to use boundary in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbaʊndɹi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈbaʊndəɹi/
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- Rhymes: -aʊndɹi
boundary (plural boundaries)
- The dividing line or location between two areas.
- 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803, page 40:
- So this was my future home, I thought! […] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
- (figuratively, often in the plural) The bounds, confines, or limits between immaterial things (such as one’s comfort zone, privacy, or professional sphere and the realm beyond).
- I didn’t mean to push the boundaries by sending my boss a message on Saturday night.
- (cricket) An edge or line marking an edge of the playing field.
- (cricket) An event whereby the ball is struck and either touches or passes over a boundary (with or without bouncing), usually resulting in an award of 4 (four) or 6 (six) runs respectively for the batting team.
- (topology) (of a set) The set of points in the closure of a set
, not belonging to the interior of that set.
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