dividing line

dividing lines
1) N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N between pl-n A dividing line is a distinction or set of distinctions which marks the difference between two types of thing or two groups.

There's a very thin dividing line between joviality and hysteria.

2) N-SING: oft N between pl-n The dividing line between two areas is the boundary between them.

...people on both sides of the dividing line between Israel and the occupied territories.


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