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rudi

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English
Hi all,

I am confused about the meaning of the word bound in this sentence:

Adaptive radiation occurs when small groups of individuals become seperated from the rest of the population. This often happens on island chains or in areas bounded by mountains


In this sentence are they using bounded to mean connected or to mean surrounded or dilimited by?
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hi rudi

    "Bounded" here means surrounded, delimited.

    I can't think of an example where it would mean connected...
     
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