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


  1. perimeternoun

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

    Etymology: From περίμετρος.

  2. perimeternoun

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

    Etymology: From περίμετρος.

  3. perimeternoun

    The length of such a boundary.

    Etymology: From περίμετρος.

  4. perimeternoun

    A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

    Etymology: From περίμετρος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perimeternoun

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

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

  2. Perimeternoun

    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. Carol Vardeman:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Terry Gainer:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Johan Obdola:

    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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