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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Harry Sandick:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Jeff Bell:

    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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