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pe·rim·e·ter

 (pə-rĭm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. Mathematics
a. A closed line bounding a plane area.
b. The length of such a line.
2. The outer limits of an area. See Synonyms at circumference.
3. A defended boundary protecting a military position.
4. Basketball The three-point line.

[Middle English perimetre, from Latin perimetros, from Greek : peri-, peri- + metron, measure; see meter2.]

per′i·met′ric (pĕr′ə-mĕt′rĭk), per′i·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
per′i·met′ri·cal·ly adv.

perimeter

(pəˈrɪmɪtə)
n
1. (Mathematics) maths
a. the curve or line enclosing a plane area
b. the length of this curve or line
2.
a. any boundary around something, such as a field
b. (as modifier): a perimeter fence; a perimeter patrol.
3. (Medicine) a medical instrument for measuring the limits of the field of vision
[C16: from French périmètre, from Latin perimetros; see peri-, -meter]
perimetric, ˌperiˈmetrical, peˈrimetral adj
ˌperiˈmetrically adv
peˈrimetry n

pe•rim•e•ter

(pəˈrɪm ɪ tər)

n.
1. the border or outer boundary of a two-dimensional figure.
2. the length of such a boundary.
3. a line marking a boundary.
4. the outermost limits.
5. an instrument for determining the peripheral field of vision.
[1585–95; < French périmètre < Latin perimetros (feminine) < Greek perímetron (neuter). See peri-, -meter]
pe•rim′e•ter•less, adj.
pe•rim′e•tral, per•i•met•ric (ˌpɛr əˈmɛ trɪk) per`i•met′ri•cal, adj.
per`i•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.
pe•rim′e•try, n.

pe·rim·e·ter

(pə-rĭm′ĭ-tər)
1. The sum of the lengths of the segments that form the sides of a polygon.
2. The total length of any closed curve, such as the circumference of a circle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perimeter - the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundaryperimeter - the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
lip - either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell
bound, boundary, edge - a line determining the limits of an area
2.perimeter - a line enclosing a plane areas
line - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
3.perimeter - the size of something as given by the distance around itperimeter - the size of something as given by the distance around it
size - the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog"
girth - the distance around a person's body

perimeter

noun boundary, edge, border, bounds, limit, margin, confines, periphery, borderline, circumference, ambit They walked round the perimeter of the stadium.
centre, heart, middle, core, nucleus, hub, central part

perimeter

noun
1. A line around a closed figure or area:
2. Chiefly Military. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary:
Translations
مُحيط، نِطاق
obvod
omkreds
kehä
jaðarjaîarummál
perimetras
perimetrs
omtrekperimeter

perimeter

[pəˈrɪmɪtəʳ]
A. Nperímetro m
B. CPD perimeter fence Nvalla f que rodea el recinto

perimeter

[pəˈrɪmɪtər] npérimètre mperimeter fence nclôture f d'enceinteperimeter wall nmur m d'enceinte

perimeter

n (Math) → Umfang m, → Perimeter m; (Med) → Perimeter m; (of grounds)Grenze f; perimeter fenceUmzäunung f; to walk round the perimeterum das Gelände herumgehen

perimeter

[pəˈrɪmɪtəʳ] nperimetro

perimeter

(pəˈrimitə) noun
the outside edge of any area. the perimeter of the city; the perimeter of a circle.
References in classic literature ?
Obviously the measurements of a single angle would no longer be sufficient under such portentous circumstances; one's whole life would be taken up in feeling or surveying the perimeter of one's acquaintances.
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