Definition of Periphery

1. Noun. The outside boundary or surface of something.

Exact synonyms: Fringe, Outer Boundary
Generic synonyms: Bound, Boundary, Edge
Derivative terms: Fringy, Peripheral



Definition of Periphery

1. n. The outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface.

Definition of Periphery

1. Noun. The outside boundary, parts or surface of something. ¹

2. Noun. A first-rank administrative division of Greece, subdivided in provinces. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Periphery

1. [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Periphery

1. Origin: L. Peripheria, Gr.; around + to bear, carry: cf. F. Peripherie. 1. The outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface. 2. The circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Periphery

peripheral proteins
peripheral resistance
peripheral scotoma
peripheral seal
peripheral tabes
peripheral vascular disease
peripheral vascular diseases
peripheral vision
peripheralis
peripherally
peripherally inserted central catheter
peripherals
peripheries
peripherin
peripherocentral
periphery (current term)
periphlebitic
periphlebitis
periphrase
periphrased
periphrases
periphrasic
periphrasing
periphrasis
periphrastic
periphrastic conjugation
periphrastic conjugations
periphrastical
periphrastically
periphytic

Literary usage of Periphery

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... embracing it near its periphery, so na to leave its center unchecked laterally, in a saw-mill capable of being applied to the rawing of ordinary logs. ..."

2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1904)
"Although considerably eroded the specimen appears to be not quite sy in metrical, one margin of the periphery being much more angular than the other ..."

3. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"which steam is caused to act against the periphery of the cylinder or drum of the machine. In the outer case «, a narrow recess b, of nearly the same height ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"CHROMATIC SENSITIVENESS OF THE periphery OF THE ... The greatest sensitiveness is at the fovea, falling rapidly toward the periphery. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"I.) illustrates th3 arrangements necessary for printing one colour, and each of the separata colours on a machine is similarly mounted round the periphery ..."

6. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"Thus the sensation of red is lost towards the periphery, which may be spoken of as ... Moreover at the extreme periphery even blue is wanting, that is, ..."

7. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"Thus the sensation of red is lost towards the periphery, which may be spoken of ... At the extreme periphery even blue is wanting, that is, all the primary ..."

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