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pe·riph·er·al

 (pə-rĭf′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Related to, located in, or constituting an outer boundary or periphery.
2. Perceived or perceiving near the outer edges of the retina: peripheral vision.
3. Anatomy
a. Of the surface or outer part of a body or organ; external.
b. Of, relating to, or being part of the peripheral nervous system.
4. Of minor relevance or importance.
5. Auxiliary.
n. Computers
An auxiliary device, such as a printer, modem, or storage system, that works in conjunction with a computer.

pe·riph′er·al·ly adv.

peripheral

(pəˈrɪfərəl)
adj
1. not relating to the most important part of something; incidental, minor, or superficial
2. of, relating to, or of the nature of a periphery
3. (Anatomy) anatomy of, relating to, or situated near the surface of the body: a peripheral nerve. Also: peripheric or peripherical
peˈripherally adv

pe•riph•er•al

(pəˈrɪf ər əl)

adj.
1. pertaining to or constituting the periphery.
2. concerned with the minor or superficial aspects of a question.
3. Anat. near the surface or outside of; external.
4. of or pertaining to a computer peripheral.
n.
5. an external hardware device, as a keyboard, printer, or tape drive, connected to a computer's CPU.
[1800–10; < Greek peripher(ḗs) (see periphery) + -al1]
pe•riph′er•al•ly, adv.

peripheral

Toward the surface.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peripheral - (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computerperipheral - (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer; "disk drives and printers are important peripherals"
data input device, input device - a device that can be used to insert data into a computer or other computational device
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
output device - electronic or electromechanical equipment connected to a computer and used to transfer data out of the computer in the form of text, images, sounds, or other media
printer - (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Adj.1.peripheral - on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"
2.peripheral - related to the key issue but not of central importance; "a peripheral interest"; "energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy"; "peripheral issues"
incidental, incident - (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"

peripheral

adjective
1. secondary, beside the point, minor, marginal, irrelevant, superficial, unimportant, incidental, tangential, inessential That information is peripheral to the main story.
2. outermost, outside, external, outer, exterior, borderline, perimetric development in the peripheral areas of large towns
Translations
مُحيطي، سَطْحي
okrajový
oheislaite
perifériaperifériálisperiferikus
jaîar-
okrajový

peripheral

[pəˈrɪfərəl]
A. ADJ
1. (Med) [vision] → periférico
2. (= outer, surrounding) [area] → periférico, de la periferia
3. (= minor) [role, concern] → secundario
B. N (Comput) → periférico m, unidad f periférica
C. CPD peripheral device Ndispositivo m periférico

peripheral

[pəˈrɪfərəl]
adj
[activity, issue] → périphérique
to be peripheral to sth (= not central) → jouer un rôle secondaire dans qch, être secondaire par rapport à qch
[area, region] → périphérique
[vision] → périphérique

peripheral

adjRand-; (Anat) → peripher; (fig)nebensächlich, peripher; (Comput) → Peripherie-; to be peripheral to something (situation, person)für etw nebensächlich sein; peripheral figure (= person)Randfigur f; peripheral roleNebenrolle f; peripheral device (Comput) → Peripheriegerät nt; peripheral visionperipheres Sehvermögen
n (Comput) → Peripheriegerät nt; the peripheralsdie Peripherie

peripheral

[pəˈrɪfərl]
1. adj (gen) → periferico/a; (interest) → marginale
2. n (Comput) → unità f inv periferica

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·er·al

a. periférico-a, rel. a la periferia;
___circulationcirculación ___;
___ visionvision ___.

peripheral

adj periférico
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