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pəˈrɪf ə ripe·riph·ery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. periphery, fringe, outer boundary(noun)

    the outside boundary or surface of something

Wiktionary

  1. periphery(Noun)

    The outside boundary, parts or surface of something.

    The suburbs are a city's periphery

    Etymology: From periferie, from peripherie, from peripheria, from περιφέρεια, from περιφερής, from περιφέρω, from περί + φέρω.

  2. periphery(Noun)

    A first-rank administrative division of Greece, subdivided in provinces.

    Etymology: From periferie, from peripherie, from peripheria, from περιφέρεια, from περιφερής, from περιφέρω, from περί + φέρω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Periphery(noun)

    the outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface

    Etymology: [L. peripheria, Gr. perife`reia; peri` around + fe`rein to bear, carry: cf. F. priphrie.]

  2. Periphery(noun)

    the circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure

    Etymology: [L. peripheria, Gr. perife`reia; peri` around + fe`rein to bear, carry: cf. F. priphrie.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Periphery

    pe-rif′ėr-i, n. (geom.) the circumference of a circle or of any closed figure: the outside of anything generally.—adjs. Periph′eral, Peripher′ic, -al. [L.—Gr. peri, around, pherein, to carry.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. periphery

    The circumference of any curved figure.

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  1. Periphery

    the circumference or outer margin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of periphery in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of periphery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of periphery in a Sentence

  1. Marko Yang:

    The Chinese market is huge, there are many users and they have many demands, and solving their demands will result in many apps, products, and when this happens it will, from the periphery, create a core ecosystem, and the Chinese market will go on to spur the overseas market.

  2. Abraham Denmark:

    The U.S. sending military ships through the Taiwan Strait is both a demonstration of its continuing support to Taiwan and of its willingness to exercise its maritime rights in China's periphery.

  3. Miri Regev:

    The more that people from the periphery go and vote, the greater the number of votes there will be for Likud.

  4. Wang Zhengwei:

    This can become a bridge for communication between the peoples of different countries along the periphery and a beneficial condition for promoting the construction of 'one road, one belt'.

  5. Eduardo Alves:

    This is a conquest. The people on the periphery are having an influence, it's a recognition of their art.

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