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pe·riph·er·y

 (pə-rĭf′ə-rē)
n. pl. pe·riph·er·ies
1. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
2. The outside surface of an object.
3. The area along a boundary; the margin. See Synonyms at circumference.
4. An area of secondary status or lesser importance: works that have been relegated to the periphery of literary studies.

[Middle English periferie, from Medieval Latin periferia, from Late Latin peripherīa, from Greek periphereia, from peripherēs, carrying around : peri-, peri- + pherein, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

periphery

(pəˈrɪfərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. the outermost boundary of an area
2. the outside surface of something
3. (Anatomy) anatomy the surface or outermost part of the body or one of its organs or parts
[C16: from Late Latin peripherīa, from Greek, from peri- + pherein to bear]

pe•riph•er•y

(pəˈrɪf ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the boundary or perimeter of any surface or area.
2. the external surface of a body.
3. the outskirts of a city or urban area.
4. the minor or superficial aspects of a question.
[1350–1400; Middle English periferie < Late Latin peripherīa < Greek periphéreia circumference, literally, a bearing round =peri- peri- + phér(ein) to bear1 + -eia -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.periphery - the outside boundary or surface of somethingperiphery - the outside boundary or surface of something
bound, boundary, edge - a line determining the limits of an area

periphery

noun boundary, edge, border, skirt, fringe, verge, brink, outskirts, rim, hem, brim, perimeter, circumference, outer edge, ambit Geographically, the UK is on the periphery of Europe.

periphery

noun
1. A line around a closed figure or area:
2. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary:
Chiefly Military: perimeter.
Translations
مُحيط، حافَّه، سَطْح خارِجي
okrajobvod
periferiudkant
perifériaperemvidék
jaîar
pakraštinisparibysperiferijaperiferinis
perifērija, nomale

periphery

[pəˈrɪfərɪ] Nperiferia f

periphery

[pəˈrɪfəri] npériphérie f
on the periphery of my field of vision → à la périphérie de mon champ de vision

periphery

nPeripherie f; young people on the periphery of societyjunge Menschen am Rande der Gesellschaft

periphery

[pəˈrɪfərɪ] nperiferia

periphery

(pəˈrifəri) noun
(usually in singular with the) the edge (of something). The shops are on the periphery of the housing estate.
peˈripheral adjective

pe·riph·e·ry

n. periferia, parte de un cuerpo fuera del centro.

periphery

n periferia
References in classic literature ?
There savage little eyes sped quickly around the periphery of the clearing.
Then they unload them, and dispose of their packs as breastworks on the periphery of the circle; each man having nine packs behind which to shelter himself.
The judges were seated in a great circle about the periphery of the circular platform.
As the lazy current of the eddy carried me slowly about the periphery of the watery circle my boat twice touched the rocky side of the river in the dark recess beneath the cliff.
The females and young squatted in a thin line at the outer periphery of the circle, while just in front of them ranged the adult males.
At last the spear reached out and touched the ape-man on the breast and when it came away, a little trickle of blood ran down the smooth, brown hide and almost simultaneously there broke from the outer periphery of the expectant audience a woman's shriek which seemed a signal for a series of hideous screamings, growlings and barkings, and a great commotion upon that side of the circle.
In the cabin of Alexander Paulvitch the thing within the black box ticked, ticked, ticked, with apparently unending monotony; but yet, second by second, a little arm which protruded from the periphery of one of its wheels came nearer and nearer to another little arm which projected from the hand which Paulvitch had set at a certain point upon the dial beside the clockwork.
The original keep was there with its huge buttressed Saxon towers whose mighty fifteen foot walls were pierced with stairways and vaulted chambers, lighted by embrasures which, mere slits in the outer periphery of the walls, spread to larger dimensions within, some even attaining the area of small triangular chambers.
The Bank stated that the obverse face of the coin will bear the Lion Capital of Ashoka in the centre with the legend Sathyameva Jayathe inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word Bharath in Devanagari script.
Albert Owen, Labour MP for Anglesey, said the lack of decent broadband coverage for so many was a "double whammy" for periphery communities.
Alongwith periphery on the top of the crescent star is inscribed in wording ISLAMI JAMHORIA PAKISTAN in Urdu script and below the crescent and at the top of two springs of wheat with arms curved upward, there is the year of issuance.
WITH THE majority of vision research focused on central vision the periphery may be an afterthought.