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pe·riph·er·y

 (pə-rĭf′ə-rē)
n. pl. pe·riph·er·ies
1. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
2. The outside surface of an object.
3. The area along a boundary; the margin. See Synonyms at circumference.
4. An area of secondary status or lesser importance: works that have been relegated to the periphery of literary studies.

[Middle English periferie, from Medieval Latin periferia, from Late Latin peripherīa, from Greek periphereia, from peripherēs, carrying around : peri-, peri- + pherein, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

periphery

(pəˈrɪfərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. the outermost boundary of an area
2. the outside surface of something
3. (Anatomy) anatomy the surface or outermost part of the body or one of its organs or parts
[C16: from Late Latin peripherīa, from Greek, from peri- + pherein to bear]

pe•riph•er•y

(pəˈrɪf ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the boundary or perimeter of any surface or area.
2. the external surface of a body.
3. the outskirts of a city or urban area.
4. the minor or superficial aspects of a question.
[1350–1400; Middle English periferie < Late Latin peripherīa < Greek periphéreia circumference, literally, a bearing round =peri- peri- + phér(ein) to bear1 + -eia -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.periphery - the outside boundary or surface of somethingperiphery - the outside boundary or surface of something
bound, boundary, edge - a line determining the limits of an area

periphery

noun boundary, edge, border, skirt, fringe, verge, brink, outskirts, rim, hem, brim, perimeter, circumference, outer edge, ambit Geographically, the UK is on the periphery of Europe.

periphery

noun
1. A line around a closed figure or area:
2. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary:
Chiefly Military: perimeter.
Translations
مُحيط، حافَّه، سَطْح خارِجي
okrajobvod
periferiudkant
perifériaperemvidék
jaîar
pakraštinisparibysperiferijaperiferinis
perifērija, nomale

periphery

[pəˈrɪfərɪ] Nperiferia f

periphery

[pəˈrɪfəri] npériphérie f
on the periphery of my field of vision → à la périphérie de mon champ de vision

periphery

nPeripherie f; young people on the periphery of societyjunge Menschen am Rande der Gesellschaft

periphery

[pəˈrɪfərɪ] nperiferia

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·e·ry

n. periferia, parte de un cuerpo fuera del centro.

periphery

n periferia
References in classic literature ?
A TURBULENT Person was brought before a Judge to be tried for an assault with intent to commit murder, and it was proved that he had been variously obstreperous without apparent provocation, had affected the peripheries of several luckless fellow-citizens with the trunk of a small tree, and subsequently cleaned out the town.
Contract notice for Inner peripheries national territories facing challenges of access to basic services of general interest.
The topics include a clumsy confession of love, infected language and infected literature, we are all Greeks, disposable legacy and indispensable heritage, random thoughts on Nuije Ka, and on the peripheries of Sogyong pyolgok
In the last decade, conservative segments of society have been living in the peripheries of major urban centers, affecting voting behavior.
In short, we observe intervention spirals as described by Mises (1929): Well-intended policies in the center countries have unintended negative consequences on other economies that cause further interventions and new distortions in both centers and peripheries that necessitate new interventions, and so on.
The book, relying on 40 case studies of tribal societies across the Muslim world from Morocco to Chechnya, argues that the driving force behind the war on terror is in fact the conflict between central governments and tribes on their peripheries.