1. The part of a body away from the center; the outer part or surface. 2. SYN: denture border. [G. periphereia, fr. peri, around, + phero, to carry]

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pe·riph·ery pə-'rif-(ə-)rē n, pl -er·ies
1) the outward bounds of something as distinguished from its internal regions or center
2) the regions (as the sense organs, the muscles, or the viscera) in which nerves terminate

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pe·riph·ery (pə-rifґə-re) [Gr. periphereia, from peri around + pherein to bear] the outward part or surface or structure; the portion of a system outside the central region. peripheral, peripheric adj

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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

  • periphery — pe|riph|e|ry [pəˈrıfəri] n plural peripheries formal [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 pe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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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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