= D =
deliminator /de-lim'-in-ay-t*r/ n.
delimiter + eliminate] A string or pattern used to delimit text into
fields, but which is itself eliminated from the resulting list of
fields. This jargon seems to have originated among Perl hackers in
connection with the Perl split() function; however, it has been
sighted in live use among Java and even Visual Basic programmers.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.