What does Perimeter mean?

Definitions for Perimeter
pəˈrɪm ɪ tərPerime·ter

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perimeter

    pē-rim′e-tėr, n. (geom.) the circuit or boundary of any plane figure, or the sum of all its sides: an instrument for measuring the area over which a person can see distinctly.—adjs. Perimet′ric, -al, pertaining to the perimeter.—n. Perim′etry, the act of making perimetrical measurements. [Gr. perimetrosperi, around, metron, measure.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. perimeter

    The sum of all the sides of a geometrical figure taken together.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perimeter in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perimeter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Perimeter in a Sentence

  1. Terry Gainer:

    Wherever the perimeter is, that’s where the risk point is.

  2. Mindy Stinner:

    At no time did the lion ever enter a space that was not enclosed by the park's perimeter fence.

  3. Corrections Director Bryan Stirling:

    It gives us a visual of our institutions from up to 400 feet. We can see the entire institution, and we can see the perimeter.

  4. John Davis:

    Flooding with the Saluda River is always an area of concern and we have had times when it did start to encroach our perimeter.

  5. Dan Bongino:

    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.

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