### What does **perimeter** mean?

# Definitions for **perimeter**

pəˈrɪm ɪ tərperime·ter

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### 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.

**Etymology:**From περίμετρος.perimeter(Noun)

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

**Etymology:**From περίμετρος.perimeter(Noun)

The length of such a boundary.

**Etymology:**From περίμετρος.perimeter(Noun)

A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

**Etymology:**From περίμετρος.

### Webster Dictionary

Perimeter(noun)

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

**Etymology:**[Gr. ; peri` around + measure: cf. F. primtre.]Perimeter(noun)

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

**Etymology:**[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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

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.*perimetros*—*peri*, around,*metron*, measure.]

### Dictionary of Nautical Terms

perimeter

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of perimeter in Chaldean Numerology is:

**9**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of perimeter in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**1**

### Examples of perimeter in a Sentence

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

**perimeter**.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.You're allowed to express opinions without running afoul of defamation law, even as a president, and, in fact, there's a question about whether -- because he's doing this as President -- if this is somehow within the scope of his role as President. There's an absolute immunity from a Supreme Court case in 1982 when the president acts as president. It's not clear here whether he's acting within the

**perimeter**of his role as President. But if he is, that would be another immunity.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**.If that is the correct log at ten minutes, that we were more concerned with the

**perimeter**than finding the shooter, it was a bad command. It could have stalled our officers or cost lives.

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