perimeter

perimeter
pe|rim|e|ter [pəˈrımıtə US -ər] n
[Date: 1500-1600; : French; Origin: périmètre, from Latin, from Greek, from peri- ( PERICARDIUM) + metron 'measure']
1.) the border around an enclosed area such as a military camp
perimeter of
the perimeter of the airfield
perimeter fence/wall
A mine blew a hole in the perimeter wall.
2.) the whole length of the border around an area or shape
perimeter of
Calculate the perimeter of the rectangle.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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