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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

## 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**meter**^{2}.]**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.

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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 shell |

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 itsize - 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

## perimeter

*noun*

Translations

**مُحيط، نِطاق**

**obvod**

**omkreds**

**kehä**

**jaðar**

**jaîar**

**ummál**

**perimetras**

**perimetrs**

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**perimeter**## perimeter

(pəˈrimitə)*noun*

the outside edge of any area. the perimeter of the city; the perimeter of a circle.

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