Definitions for "Delimiters"
A delimeter is a punctuation character or group of characters that separates two names or two pieces of data, or marks the beginning or end of a programming construct.
Two levels of separators and a terminator that are integrals part of a transferred data stream. Delimiters are specified in the interchange header. From highest to lowest level, the separators and terminator are segment terminator, data element separator, and component element separator (used only in EDIFACT).
Special characters that separate data fields and/or records so the data can be parsed from the file by a program or a script.
A pair of parentheses or slashes (or both) used to enclose syntactic lists.