fringe area


Definition of 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,, "Yes, the Ohio River is a bit high, but not in minor flood stage," 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, "After routing Browns, unbeaten 49ers still looking for more," 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, "House of trash: Judge tells hoarding homeowner it's time to clean up his act," 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fringe area

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Fringe area.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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