# 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

## 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

## 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

## perimeter

noun 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. N
B. CPD perimeter fence Nvalla f que rodea el recinto

## perimeter

[pəˈrɪmɪtər] nperimeter 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 periodicals archive ?
He said the 2018 budget includes funds for three major projects: the Paphos-Polis road, the first phase of the Limassol-Saittas highway, and the first phase of the so-called 'Perimetrical Highway of Nicosia' aiming to decongest traffic at the entrance to the capital.
Two 1/8" diameter holes were drilled through the outer perimetrical wall of the Teflon-based enclosure and a custom-made circular plate was also fabricated from the same Teflon material and finally placed as the cap of the enclosure.
where [m.sup.W.sub.i] = sign ([h.sup.W.sub.i]) log ([h.sup.W.sub.i]) and [m.sup.B.sub.i] = sign ([h.sup.B.sub.i]) log ([h.sup.B.sub.i]), the W and B super-indexes make reference to the region of the current window and its perimetrical region.

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