Delimitation is the action and effect of delimiting . This verb refers to determining the limits Of something. For example: "The delimitation of the border was a cause of conflict between the two countries", "The manager of a company must invest time in the delimitation of the functions of each employee, to avoid friction and misunderstanding", "I have not done the delimitation of the field".
The notion of limit , on the other hand, refers to the real or imaginary line that separates two territories or to a restriction or limitation, among other things. To delimit, therefore, is to draw a division (separating two or more things) or imposing a fence (physical or symbolic).
In this sense, a plot of land can be defined either through fences or as the responsibilities of an employee through instructions or orders. This means that the term can mention a physical and concrete separation (the wiring that marks a boundary between two properties) or a more abstract restriction (the order that sets what tasks to accomplish).
Among the tasks of police officers and the Civil Guard (or Urban, depending on the country), is the duty to detect anomalies on public roads, whether a suspicious situation among a group of people or signs of deterioration in a building, depending on the position and body, and delimit the area in which they warn them, then inform their superiors and, in accordance with the case and instructions previously received, request reinforcements to proceed to resolve the problems.
The delimitation of a potentially dangerous area for citizens is usually done through the use of specific material, such as tapes of signaling with the inscription "danger", "works", "prohibited entry", "danger, high voltage", or simply with a combination of two colors with oblique stripes, which can be white and red or yellow and black.
On the other hand, the delimitation can also be simply an inspection to assess the extent of the anomaly and be able to make the best decision to find a solution. An example of such situations can be the exercise of some commercial activity without the relevant license, before which a Civil Guard agent is forced to act to guarantee the rights of merchants who do comply with their obligations.
Once the delimitation of a zone dangerous or conflicting, there are several codes for communicating the anomaly to the operations center; First, the medium used is usually a wireless device known as handy receiver (Although people unrelated to this area often call it walkie talkie), which has a great reach and allows to keep connected to the whole body.
The description of the conflict must be done following a order preset, citing the relevant data so that the interlocutor can enter them on a base and then refer them to the corresponding body. When it becomes necessary to communicate proper names, it is normal to use certain known words (such as names of countries or provinces) to spell them; for example, say "Spain London Italy Sweden America" to spell the name "Elisa".
The delimitation of the territory was something very important several centuries ago, when European powers expanded to other regions through the colonialism and then when the colonies began to become independent. In these processes, it became necessary to establish new limits in each nation or region .
Another related notion is limitation , which indicates the action and effect of limiting or limiting. The use of limitation and delimitation, in everyday language, is almost identical, since both terms are often used as synonyms in some contexts.