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.

    Etymology: From περίμετρος.

  2. perimeter(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From περίμετρος.

  3. perimeter(Noun)

    The length of such a boundary.

    Etymology: From περίμετρος.

  4. perimeter(Noun)

    A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

    Etymology: From περίμετρος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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.]

  2. Perimeter(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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. Jerry Guilbert:

    Before we send humans in to clear a building or check that critical infrastructure site for IED contamination, one of things that we'll do is bring these specially-trained mine detecting dogs up to sniff the perimeter, determine if there are explosives in that building and based on where the dogs may be indicating, find out where in the building perhaps do we think those explosive hazards are.

  2. Jeffrey Lewis:

    What's important is that the Serebryanka is inside that exclusion zone. It's there. It's inside the ocean perimeter that they set up. It's not there by accident, i think they were probably there to pick up a propulsion unit off the ocean floor.

  3. Carlos Ferraz:

    Currently natural parks use a lot of resources against poaching, two very clear examples are, in the first place, the hiring of helicopters to chase poachers or locate elephants or things like these. They use a big part of their budget for that. With the budget national parks spend on a three month helicopter rental, we could fill the air with drones. And use technology better. On the other side, if they need to monitor the perimeter of the whole area they use two or three-men crews. What we could achieve if we placed drones in specific parts of the park is full monitoring of the park in only a few hours or a few minutes.

  4. Martin Dempsey:

    The Iraqis are under pressure there and have lost some control of the perimeter and some control of the road network that leads to it through the emplacement of ... IEDs (improved explosive devices), we've been working with them. We've conducted 26 airstrikes since the fifth of May.

  5. Judd Deere:

    The perimeter was expanded to help enforce the 7 p.m. curfew in the same area where rioters attempted to burn down one of our nations most historic churches the night before. Protesters were given three warnings by the U.S. Park Police.

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