What does perimeter mean?

Definitions for perimeter
pəˈrɪm ɪ tərperime·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. margin, border, perimeternoun

    the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

  2. perimeternoun

    a line enclosing a plane areas

  3. circumference, perimeternoun

    the size of something as given by the distance around it

Wiktionary

  1. perimeternoun

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

  2. perimeternoun

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

  3. perimeternoun

    The length of such a boundary.

  4. perimeternoun

    A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

  5. Etymology: From περίμετρος.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perimeternoun

    The compass or sum of all the sides which bound any figure of what kind soever, whether rectilinear or mixed.

    Etymology: πεϱὶ and μετϱέω; perimetre, Fr.

    By compressing the glasses still more, the diameter of this ring would increase, and the breadth of its orbit or perimeter decrease, until another new colour emerged in the centre of the last. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

Wikipedia

  1. Perimeter

    A perimeter is a closed path that encompasses, surrounds, or outlines either a two dimensional shape or a one-dimensional length. The perimeter of a circle or an ellipse is called its circumference. Calculating the perimeter has several practical applications. A calculated perimeter is the length of fence required to surround a yard or garden. The perimeter of a wheel/circle (its circumference) 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; if the length of the string was exact, it would equal the perimeter.

ChatGPT

  1. perimeter

    Perimeter refers to the continuous line forming the boundary or outer edge of a closed geometric figure or shape. It is the total distance around a particular object or area and often measured in terms of linear units. In simple terms, it is the sum of the lengths of all sides of the figure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perimeternoun

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

  2. Perimeternoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. President Biden:

    There’s discussions going on among us and the military about extending. Our hope is we will not have to extend, but there are going to be discussions, I suspect, on how far along we are in the process, we discussed a lot with The Taliban. They’ve been cooperative in extending some of the perimeter.

  3. Toronto Dominion:

    This was primarily driven by reductions in leverage, strategic adjustments in the bank's business and geographic perimeter and lower derivative volumes, together with wider industry developments.

  4. James Rogers:

    I heard a loud bang and then felt a burning sensation in my arm and fell to the ground, before I could look at my wound I did a quick check of the perimeter and I saw nothing.

  5. Terry Gainer:

    Wherever the perimeter is, that’s where the risk point is.

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