# Definitions for **Perimeter**pəˈrɪm ɪ tər

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **Perimeter**

### Princeton's WordNet

margin, border, perimeter(noun)

the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

perimeter(noun)

a line enclosing a plane areas

circumference, perimeter(noun)

the size of something as given by the distance around it

### Wiktionary

perimeter(Noun)

The sum of the distance of all the lengths of the sides of an object.

perimeter(Noun)

The outer limits of an area. See Synonyms at circumference.

perimeter(Noun)

The length of such a boundary.

perimeter(Noun)

A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

**Origin:** From περίμετρος.

### Webster Dictionary

Perimeter(noun)

the outer boundary of a body or figure, or the sum of all the sides

Perimeter(noun)

an instrument for determining the extent and shape of the field of vision

**Origin:** [Gr. ; peri` around + measure: cf. F. primtre.]

### Freebase

Perimeter

A perimeter is a path that surrounds a two-dimensional shape. The word comes from the Greek peri and meter. The term may be used either for the path or its length - it can be thought of as the length of the outline of a shape. The perimeter of a circle or ellipse is called its circumference. Calculating the perimeter has considerable practical applications. The perimeter can be used to calculate the length of fence required to surround a yard or garden. The perimeter of a wheel describes how far it will roll in one revolution. Similarly, the amount of string wound around a spool is related to the spool's perimeter.

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

I have to question this tactic a bit, i think setting up a secure

**perimeter**and at least making some attempt to negotiate may have been far more efficient.They are working the

**perimeter.**They are working inside-out. They are working outside-in, but it’s a lot of work and unless we get a really good rain, this is going to go on for quite a while.In this particular case, no security

**perimeter**has been broken, it is therefore important by SAS to say that no one has been in danger, both the pilot and traffic management have had control of the situation.The Iraqis are under pressure there and have lost some control of the

**perimeter**and some control of the road network that leads to it through the emplacement of ... IEDs (improved explosive devices), we've been working with them. We've conducted 26 airstrikes since the fifth of May.She thought in particular that we in Britain should be less dependent on Russian hyrdrocarbons and she thought we should get on with seeking alternative sources, her general anxiety was that Putin, if unchallenged and unchecked, would continue to expand his influence in the

**perimeter**of what was the Soviet Union. I was very, very struck by that.

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