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Meaning of PERIPHERY

Pronunciation:  pu'rifuree

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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

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