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Meaning of PERIMETER

Pronunciation:  pu'rimitur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the size of something as given by the distance around it
  2. [n]  a line enclosing a plane areas
  3. [n]  the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

PERIMETER is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: border, circumference, margin
 See Also: bound, boundary, edge, girth, line, size



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per*im"e*ter\, n. [Gr. ?; ? around + ? measure: cf.
F. p['e]rim[`e]tre.]
1. (Geom.) The outer boundary of a body or figure, or the sum
   of all the sides.

2. An instrument for determining the extent and shape of the
   field of vision.

Thesaurus Terms
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