### 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.

perimeter(Noun)

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

perimeter(Noun)

The length of such a boundary.

perimeter(Noun)

A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

**Origin:** From περίμετρος.

### Webster Dictionary

Perimeter(noun)

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

Perimeter(noun)

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

**Origin:** [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

Wherever the

**perimeter**is, that’s where the risk point is.At no time did the lion ever enter a space that was not enclosed by the park's

**perimeter**fence.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**.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.

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