Boundary

Boundary (plural: boundaries) may refer to:

  • Border
  • in psychology,
    • Personal boundaries
  • in mathematics,
    • Boundary (topology), the closure minus the interior of a subset of a topological space; an edge in the topology of manifolds, as in the case of a 'manifold with boundary'
    • Boundary value problem, a differential equation together with a set of additional restraints called the boundary conditions
    • Boundary (thermodynamic), the edge of a thermodynamic system across which heat, mass, or work can flow
  • in other fields
    • Boundaries in landscape history, the divide between areas of differing land use
    • Boundary (real estate), the legal boundary between units of real property
    • Boundary (cricket), the edge of the playing field, or a scoring shot where the ball is hit to or beyond that point
    • Boundary critique, a concept about the meaning and validity of propositions
  • Place names

Ships

See also

  • Boundary line (disambiguation)

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  • boundary — bound·ary n pl ar·ies: a theoretical line that marks the limit of an area of land Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. boundary I …   Law dictionary

  • Boundary — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boundary 2 — is an academic journal of postmodern cultural studies, critical theory, and literary criticism. In the 1970s and 1980s it was one of the primary venues for poststructuralist literary theory in the United States. It is edited primarily at the… …   Wikipedia

  • boundary — (n.) 1620s, from BOUND (Cf. bound) (n.) + ARY (Cf. ary) …   Etymology dictionary

  • boundary — [n] outer limit abuttals, ambit, barrier, beginning, border, borderland, borderline, bounds, brink, circumference, circumscription, compass, confines, edge, end, environs, extent, extremity, frame, fringe, frontier, hem, horizon, limits, line,… …   New thesaurus

  • boundary — ► NOUN (pl. boundaries) 1) a line marking the limits of an area. 2) Cricket a hit crossing the limits of the field, scoring four or six runs. ORIGIN from BOUND(Cf. ↑bound) …   English terms dictionary

  • boundary — [boun′drē, boun′də rē] n. pl. boundaries [ BOUND4 + ARY] any line or thing marking a limit; bound; border …   English World dictionary

  • boundary — noun 1 line that marks the limits of a place ADJECTIVE ▪ common ▪ northern, southern, etc. ▪ national, state ▪ territorial …   Collocations dictionary

  • boundary — bound|a|ry W3S2 [ˈbaundəri] n plural boundaries [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: BOUND41] 1.) the real or imaginary line that marks the edge of a state, country etc, or the edge of an area of land that belongs to someone boundary between ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boundary — 01. Anyone found skiing outside the [boundary] is putting himself in danger, and if caught, will lose his lift pass. 02. The post office marks the [boundary] between the two municipalities. 03. We made a [boundary] of trees at the back of our… …   Grammatical examples in English


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