# perimeter

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## perimeter

the circumference or outline of a closed figure; outer boundary of an enclosed area: the perimeter of the estate
Not to be confused with:
parameter – a measurable characteristic; a constant factor serving as a limit; guidelines: the basic parameters of our foreign policy
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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.

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

## 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]
peˈrimetry n
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## 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•tral, per•i•met•ric (ˌpɛr əˈmɛ trɪk) per`i•met′ri•cal, adj.
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:
 Noun 1 perimeter - the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundarylip - either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shellbound, boundary, edge - a line determining the limits of an area 2 perimeter - a line enclosing a plane areasline - 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 itcircumferencesize - 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
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## perimeter

noun They walked round the perimeter of the stadium.
centre, heart, middle, core, nucleus, hub, central part
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## 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
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omkreds
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jaðarjaîarummál
perimetras
perimetrs
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## perimeter

[pəˈrɪmɪtəʳ]
A. N
B. CPD perimeter fence Nvalla f que rodea el recinto
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## perimeter

[pəˈrɪmɪtər] nperimeter fence nclôture f d'enceinteperimeter wall nmur m d'enceinte
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## 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
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## perimeter

[pəˈrɪmɪtəʳ] nperimetro
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## perimeter

(pəˈrimitə) noun
the outside edge of any area. the perimeter of the city; the perimeter of a circle.
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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.
Are our ticket-collectors to be required to measure every man's perimeter before they allow him to enter a theatre or to take his place in a lecture room?
"Monseigneur has bought a sphere or globe, which I shall show you; it fills all the perimeter of the great tower, except a gallery which he has had built over the sphere: there are little strings and brass wires to which the sun and moon are hooked.
The UK's largest water and waste company has awarded two multimillion-pound perimeter protection contracts to Wolverhampton security fencing systems manufacturer Zaun.
[ClickPress, Mon Jun 10 2019] The market for Global Perimeter Security is on the brink of success due to rising urban infrastructure, higher perimeter intrusions, development of next-generation integrated systems, rising technological advancement and stringent government rules in perimeter security offers ample of opportunities for the market growth.
9 May 2019 - US-based behavioural healthcare company Perimeter Healthcare has acquired two 116-bed inpatient psychiatric hospitals located in the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex, the company said.
[USPRwire, Mon Apr 29 2019] The market for Global Perimeter Security is on the brink of success due to rising urban infrastructure, higher perimeter intrusions, development of next-generation integrated systems, rising technological advancement and stringent government rules in perimeter security offers ample of opportunities for the market growth.
Toronto, Canada, April 09, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Perimeter Medical Imaging, Inc.
Israel-based Perimeter 81 has announced it has completed a USD 5m funding round led by Spring Ventures and private US investors, with additional funds from existing shareholders, the company said.
Behavioural healthcare facility Perimeter Healthcare revealed on Friday the completion of the acquisition of Lake Pines Hospital, located in Kenner, Louisiana under its commitment towards promoting the accessibility of quality mental and behavioural healthcare services.

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