What does periphery mean?

Definitions for periphery
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. 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. Warren Bennis:

    Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.

  2. Daniel Lenz:

    In general, there has been risk aversion in recent days and a shift to core bond markets from the periphery.

  3. 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'.

  4. Eduardo Alves:

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

  5. Iwao Matsumoto:

    We had invested in U.S., core European and Australian bonds but this year we want to expand into debt of countries at the periphery of these core regions rated triple B or above.

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