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us: Boundaries


  • Here are entered works on lines demarcating the jurisdictional borders between countries, regions, states, etc. in general. Works on lines demarcating the jurisdictional borders between specific regions, countries, etc., are entered under the name of the place with the subdivision [Boundaries.] Works on the lines demarcating the jurisdictional borders between two countries, etc., are entered under the name of each country with the subdivision [Boundaries--[other country],] e.g. [United States--Boundaries--Mexico; Mexico--Boundaries--United States.] Works on the land located on or near the boundaries between two countries, regions, states, etc. are entered under [Borderlands.]
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  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Borders (Geography)
    • us: Boundary lines
    • us: Frontiers
    • us: Geographical boundaries
    • us: International boundaries
    • us: Lines, Boundary
    • us: Natural boundaries
    • us: Perimeters (Boundaries)
    • us: Political boundaries
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  • Related Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Am. heritage dict. (perimeter: The outer limits of an area)
  • LC Classification

    • JC323
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on lines demarcating the jurisdictional borders between countries, regions, states, etc. in general. Works on lines demarcating the jurisdictional borders between specific regions, countries, etc., are entered under the name of the place with the subdivision [Boundaries.] Works on the lines demarcating the jurisdictional borders between two countries, etc., are entered under the name of each country with the subdivision [Boundaries--[other country],] e.g. [United States--Boundaries--Mexico; Mexico--Boundaries--United States.] Works on the land located on or near the boundaries between two countries, regions, states, etc. are entered under [Borderlands.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • subdivision [Boundaries] under names of countries, states, etc.; and subdivision [Territorial questions] under individual wars, e.g. [World War, 1939-1945--Territorial questions]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Borderlands]
  • Change Notes

    • 2002-11-25: new
    • 2011-04-29: revised
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