fringe area


: a region in which reception from a given broadcasting station is weak or subject to serious distortion

Examples of fringe area in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At 48 feet, the Ohio River has started flooding in California, Ohio, which impacts Eldorado Street, with water impacting some fringe areas of Coney Island. Sarah Brookbank,, 20 Dec. 2019 Got caught up a couple times down there toward the red zone in the fringe area. Michael Wagaman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Oct. 2019 The property sits within an unincorporated 2-mile fringe area near Indiana University Southeast between city and county property. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, 3 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fringe area was in 1950

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“Fringe area.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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