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Meaning of PERIPHERY

Pronunciation:  pu'rifuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the outside boundary or surface of something
 

PERIPHERY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: fringe, outer boundary
 
 See Also: bound, boundary, edge

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pe*riph"er*y\, n.; pl. {Peripheries}. [L. peripheria,
Gr. ?; ? around + ? to bear, carry: cf. F. p['e]riph['e]rie.]
1. The outside or superficial portions of a body; the
   surface.

2. (Geom.) The circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other
   figure.

 
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