What does periphery mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term periphery:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. periphery, fringe, outer boundary(noun)

    the outside boundary or surface of something


  1. periphery(Noun)

    The outside boundary, parts or surface of something.

    The suburbs are a city's periphery

  2. periphery(Noun)

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

  3. Origin: 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

  2. Periphery(noun)

    the circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure

  3. Origin: [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. John Dickson:

    You don't have the periphery anymore.

  2. Eduardo Alves:

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

  3. Daniel Lenz:

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

  4. Miri Regev:

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

  5. Fahd Rachidy:

    Extrapolating the Chinese situation to infer that investors favour the periphery over the core is a bit far-fetched.

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