# 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
obvod
omkreds
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jaðarjaîarummál
perimetras
perimetrs
omtrekperimeter

## 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.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 27, 2019-: Ophthalmic Perimeters Market In-Depth Analysis On The Basis Of Product Type, Application, End Use, Region And Forecast From 2019 To 2026: Grand View Research Inc.
Zaun will supply its unique ArmaWeave woven mesh fencing system, which will be installed by subsidiary Binns Fencing, around the perimeters and various compounds and buildings.
A report out on Friday shows 23,044 homes with a total reconstruction cost value of \$8.6 billion are at high or extreme risk of wildfire damage within the perimeters of the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.
"While LiDAR is most commonly known for its use in autonomous vehicles, it is also an efficient and powerful tool for securing vulnerable perimeters." said Dr.
Part of the reason for the declining security spending is that there has never been a breach of airport perimeters that resulted in tragedy, he said.
Summary: The delegation of Sejnene, Governorate of Bizerta, was included among pilot regions involved in the project to develop irrigation perimeters in the north of Tunisia.
Gradually, since 1782, in the United States, control perimeters for the three types of events referenced - but not tsunamis - have been effectively tightened.
Vortices from the upwind tower could increase wind load on the downwind tower, but wind tunnel testing showed that 'points and arcs' on tower perimeters minimized crosswind excitation.
They were asked to complete Perimeter-Area Recording Sheets in a manner similar to that shown in Figure 1 for perimeters of 12 and then 20 units.

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