Definitions for Perimeterpəˈrɪm ɪ tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. margin, border, perimeter(noun)

    the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

  2. perimeter(noun)

    a line enclosing a plane areas

  3. circumference, perimeter(noun)

    the size of something as given by the distance around it


  1. perimeter(Noun)

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

  2. perimeter(Noun)

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

  3. perimeter(Noun)

    The length of such a boundary.

  4. perimeter(Noun)

    A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

  5. Origin: From περίμετρος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perimeter(noun)

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

  2. Perimeter(noun)

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

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


  1. 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.

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