What does Peripheral mean?

Definitions for Peripheralpəˈrɪf ər əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peripheral, computer peripheral, peripheral device(adj)

    (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer

    "disk drives and printers are important peripherals"

  2. peripheral(adj)

    on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area

    "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"

  3. peripheral(adj)

    related to the key issue but not of central importance

    "a peripheral interest"; "energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy"; "peripheral issues"


  1. Peripheral(a.)

    Pertaining to minor, unimportant, superficial, or irrelevant aspects of the matter in question; as, peripheral isssues are dealt with in the appendix.


  1. peripheral(Noun)

    a device, such as a printer or scanner, connected to a computer

  2. peripheral(Adjective)

    on the periphery or boundary

  3. peripheral(Adjective)

    beside the point

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  6. peripheral(Adjective)

    a part of or located in the peripheral nervous system

  7. Origin: From peripher-y + -al

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peripheral(adj)

    of or pertaining to a periphery; constituting a periphery; peripheric

  2. Peripheral(adj)

    external; away from the center; as, the peripheral portion of the nervous system


  1. Peripheral

    A peripheral is a device that is connected to a host computer, but not part of it. It expands the host's capabilities but does not form part of the core computer architecture. It is often, but not always, partially or completely dependent on the host. There are three different types of peripherals: ⁕Input, used to interact with, or send data to the computer ⁕Output, which provides output to the user from the computer ⁕Storage, which stores data processed by the computer


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peripheral in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peripheral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Tremblay:

    When magnified you lose a lot of your field of view, your peripheral vision.

  2. Cyril Regnat:

    The expectation that there will be an agreement eventually is providing relief to Greece, and it also makes sense to have peripheral markets outperforming.

  3. Steven Major:

    If the proposal only works for core banks it would defeat the purpose, to get the benefit across the euro zone you need participation from the peripheral banks.

  4. Patrick Jacq:

    The market remains relatively nervous but clearly the recent (developments) in peripheral debt markets and also in stocks at the moment favours a positive outcome.

  5. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Against all odds, we achieved a great victory for the Likud, i am proud of the people of Israel, who in the moment of truth knew how to distinguish between what is important and what is peripheral, and to insist on what is important.

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Translations for Peripheral

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • umliegendGerman
  • περιφερειακός, επουσιώδης, περιφερικόςGreek
  • periféricoSpanish
  • پیرامونیPersian
  • oheis-, toisarvoinen, ääri-, lisä-, reuna-Finnish
  • iomallachScottish Gaelic
  • periferikus, periferiálisHungarian
  • secondario, ausiliario, perifericoItalian
  • perifeerDutch
  • periferNorwegian
  • secundar, auxiliar, neimportant, perifericRomanian
  • вспомогательный, второстепенный, периферийный, окружной, подсобныйRussian
  • perifer, yttreSwedish
  • 外圍設備Chinese

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