pe|riph|e|ry [pəˈrıfəri] n plural peripheries
[Date: 1500-1600; : Old French; Origin: periferie, from Late Latin, from Greek, from peripherein 'to carry around']
1.) [C usually singular]
the edge of an area
periphery of
the periphery of the crowd
on/at the periphery
a residential area on the periphery of the city
2.) on/at the periphery (of sth)
a person or thing that is on the periphery of something is not one of the main people or things involved in it
extremists on the periphery of the animal rights movement
Homeopathy is on the periphery of medical practice.

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  • Periphery — Pe*riph er*y, n.; pl. {Peripheries}. [L. peripheria, Gr. ?; ? around + fe rein to bear, carry: cf. F. p[ e]riph[ e]rie.] 1. The outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) The circumference of a circle,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • periphery — I noun ambit, border, borderland, bound, boundary line, circuit, circumambiency, circumference, circumscription, compass, confine, contour, delimitation, demarcation, edge, end, exterior, extreme edge, fringe, frontier, limit, limitation, line of …   Law dictionary

  • periphery — late 14c., from O.Fr. periferie, from L.L. peripheria, from Gk. peripheria circumference, outer surface, lit. a carrying around, from peripheres rounded, moving round, revolving, peripherein carry or move round, from peri round about (see PERI… …   Etymology dictionary

  • periphery — *circumference, perimeter, circuit, compass Analogous words: *limit, confine, bound, end …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • periphery — [n] outskirts, outer edge ambit, border, boundary, brim, brink, circuit, circumference, compass, covering, edge, fringe, hem, margin, outside, perimeter, rim, skirt, verge; concepts 484,745 Ant. center …   New thesaurus

  • periphery — ► NOUN (pl. peripheries) 1) the outer limits or edge of an area or object. 2) a marginal or secondary position, part, or aspect. ORIGIN Greek periphereia circumference …   English terms dictionary

  • periphery — [pə rif′ə rē] n. pl. peripheries [MFr peripherie < LL peripheria < Gr periphereia < peripherēs, moving around < peri , around + pherein, to BEAR1] 1. a boundary line, esp. that of a rounded figure; perimeter 2. an outside surface, esp …   English World dictionary

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  • periphery — UK [pəˈrɪf(ə)rɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms periphery : singular periphery plural peripheries the outer part of an area, very far from the centre on the periphery of something: Each republic occupied a territory on the periphery of the… …   English dictionary

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