Definitions for peripherypəˈrɪf ə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. periphery, fringe, outer boundary(noun)

    the outside boundary or surface of something


  1. periphery(Noun)

    The outside boundary, parts or surface of something.

    The suburbs are a city's periphery

  2. periphery(Noun)

    A first-rank administrative division of Greece, subdivided in provinces.

  3. Origin: From periferie, from peripherie, from peripheria, from περιφέρεια, from περιφερής, from περιφέρω, from περί + φέρω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Periphery(noun)

    the outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface

  2. Periphery(noun)

    the circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure

  3. Origin: [L. peripheria, Gr. perife`reia; peri` around + fe`rein to bear, carry: cf. F. priphrie.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Periphery

    pe-rif′ėr-i, n. (geom.) the circumference of a circle or of any closed figure: the outside of anything generally.—adjs. Periph′eral, Peripher′ic, -al. [L.—Gr. peri, around, pherein, to carry.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of periphery in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of periphery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eduardo Alves:

    This is a conquest. The people on the periphery are having an influence, it's a recognition of their art.

  2. Miri Regev:

    The more that people from the periphery go and vote, the greater the number of votes there will be for Likud.

  3. Fahd Rachidy:

    Extrapolating the Chinese situation to infer that investors favour the periphery over the core is a bit far-fetched.

  4. England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe:

    We're not seeing signs of that at the moment. Financial markets are not showing there is contagion or spreading of those risks to the periphery.

  5. Michael Landesmann:

    The periphery and lower income regions are not linked to cross-border production networks. That is not easily reversible and it's not just an exchange rate issue.

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