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

# Definitions for perimeter

pəˈrɪm ɪ tərperime·ter

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### Princeton's WordNet

margin, border, perimeternoun

the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

perimeternoun

a line enclosing a plane areas

circumference, perimeternoun

the size of something as given by the distance around it

### Wiktionary

perimeternoun

The sum of the distance of all the lengths of the sides of an object.

**Etymology:**From περίμετρος.perimeternoun

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

**Etymology:**From περίμετρος.perimeternoun

The length of such a boundary.

**Etymology:**From περίμετρος.perimeternoun

A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

**Etymology:**From περίμετρος.

### Webster Dictionary

Perimeternoun

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

**Etymology:**[Gr. ; peri` around + measure: cf. F. primtre.]Perimeternoun

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

They are working the

**perimeter**. They are working inside-out. They are working outside-in, but it’s a lot of work and unless we get a really good rain, this is going to go on for quite a while.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.Wherever the

**perimeter**is, that’s where the risk point is.Flooding with the Saluda River is always an area of concern and we have had times when it did start to encroach our

**perimeter**.The security outside the

**perimeter**of the embassy is conducted by security personnel hired by the embassy, and the Bolivarian National Police.The infrastructure of the embassy can stand a certain level of external armed attacks, and there are areas for aerial evacuations via helicopter, so, the embassy stand a great location and capacity to hold for some time a potential external attack, conducted by the Venezuelan armed forces or its supporters.

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