Definition of dividing line in English:

dividing line

noun

  • 1The boundary between two areas.

    ‘the dividing line between eastern and western zones’
    • ‘Tour de Ville, our city's revolving restaurant, sits atop the Delta Hotel on the dividing line between downtown and Old Montreal.’
    • ‘For millenniums, the frontier between these two countries has been the dividing line between contending empires - and so it is again.’
    • ‘I kept envisioning the streets, the fields that slanted upwards with the little dividing lines of trees running in order to separate properties.’
    • ‘It was so undesirable that residents of the tony Back Bay area built a fence along the dividing line between the two neighborhoods.’
    • ‘Yet even the rest of the Israeli crowd, which seemed homogeneous at first, were separated along clear dividing lines.’
    • ‘There is the danger that the dividing line between East and West could stay exactly where it is at present - between the former communist countries and their wealthy Western neighbours.’
    • ‘For most of this time, the dividing line was the great Dnipr river.’
    • ‘Hsiluo, conventionally seen as the dividing line between northern and southern Taiwan, has long been a hub for travelers.’
    • ‘We identified individuals according to the distinct scale patterns, particularly the dividing line between dark and light scales on the carapace and hind legs.’
    • ‘This strategic waterway is just 1,300m at its narrowest and marks the dividing line between Europe and Asia.’
    • ‘The couple's first piece of furniture, a primitive farm table, is the dividing line between the kitchen and sitting area.’
    • ‘This is the dividing line between Cabbagetown East and West.’
    boundary, boundary line, limit, border, borderline, bound, bounding line, frontier, partition, demarcation line, end point, cut-off point, termination, edge, pale, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, extremity, fringe, threshold
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    1. 1.1 A distinction or set of distinctions marking the difference between two related things.
      ‘the dividing line between drama and reality’
      • ‘The imposition of order necessarily creates boundaries and dividing lines - the very places where the most interesting discussions occur.’
      • ‘It's always worrying when the dividing line between TV and reality begins to blur.’
      • ‘I am fascinated at the dividing line between what costs money and what doesn't, and what has value to whom.’
      • ‘She believes she has blurred the dividing line between male and female by being able to do everything that a male cadre could.’
      • ‘Many do not realise that the dividing line between ‘experience’ and ‘bias’ is thin and often blurred.’
      • ‘The dividing line between non governmental organisations and business schemes is becoming increasingly blurred.’
      • ‘The old line, the heretofore uncompromising line, the dividing line between matter and spirit has suddenly blurred.’
      • ‘But it is better to abstain because the dividing line between benefits and harm is too blurred.’
      • ‘But the dividing line between their beliefs and the grotesquely distorted ideals of National Socialism was a very fine one.’
      • ‘At one time, it was difficult to determine the dividing line between a PG - 13 and R movie; now, it's impossible.’
      • ‘Views will differ as to where the dividing line should be drawn.’
      • ‘Where, then, is the dividing line between human and non-human: worthy and not worthy?’
      • ‘In some respects, the dividing line between genetic and cultural evolution is not very important.’
      • ‘The fact is, the dividing line between far left and far right is getting blurrier all the time.’
      • ‘For example, the dividing line between the Baby Boom and Gen X is 1964, the first year that the number of births fell below 4 million in the 1960s.’
      • ‘The dividing line between celluloid fantasy and the bountifully adorned starlets making their acceptance speeches gets blurred.’
      • ‘The dividing line between our parties seems to be blurred if not erased altogether.’
      • ‘‘The First World War is really the dividing line between the modern world and what came before,’ he said.’
      • ‘He couldn't see the dividing line between party and state.’
      • ‘The dividing line between aggression and a wrong decision, it seems, is thin.’
      difference, contrast, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, divergence, variance, variation
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Pronunciation

dividing line

/dəˈvaɪdɪŋ laɪn//dəˈvīdiNG līn/