What does periphery mean?

Definitions for periphery
pəˈrɪf ə ripe·riph·e·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. periphery, fringe, outer boundarynoun

    the outside boundary or surface of something

Wiktionary

  1. peripherynoun

    The outside boundary, parts or surface of something.

    The suburbs are a city's periphery

  2. peripherynoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Peripherynoun

    Circumference.

    Etymology: πεϱὶ and φέϱω; peripherie, Fr.

    Neither is this sole vital faculty sufficient to exterminate noxious humours to the periphery or outward parts. Gideon Harvey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peripherynoun

    the outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface

  2. Peripherynoun

    the circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure

  3. 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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Entomology

  1. Periphery

    the circumference or outer margin.

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Numerology

  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. Mickey Mehta:

    We struggle hard to climb to the top against all odds, not realizing whether the view from the top is worth its climb.The fulfillment of life seldom comes on heights and more often you get dizzy there losing balance and become fearful of a fall. In the circle of life nowhere on the periphery one could be stable. Be centered , get centralized , get MickeyMized.

  3. Drew Thompson:

    Japan is slowly awakening to the security threats on its periphery, and it's doing so in a predictable and transparent way consistent with a democracy.

  4. Christopher Harnisch:

    We in the West tend to think of the target being Americans, the real purpose was to attract potential recruits into its ranks, and also to really launch a civil war against the Taliban and other groups fighting along the periphery.

  5. Miri Regev:

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

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