Definition of periphery
Examples of periphery in a Sentence
the dogs are confined by an invisible electronic fence that runs along the periphery of the yard
Recent Examples of periphery from the Web
Some of the bigger laughs come from the periphery (a friend has a daughter named Isis — after the Egyptian goddess, of course).
That feat, plus the fact James has become the only non-Celtic to appear in seven straight Finals, has moved the James versus Jordan conversation past the periphery and into borderline parody.
And Portugal, among the EU’s smallest members and one that suffered through a bruising bailout six years ago, has benefited from the flood of capital flowing to Europe’s periphery.
The outing – a one-two-three ninth for his sixth save – was just his fourth clean appearance of the month, one in which his ERA has climbed from 2.38 to 6.30 despite excellent periphery numbers.
The emphasis on film remains prominent at the Sundance festival and new media occupies a space somewhere on the periphery.
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PERIPHERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of periphery for English Language Learners
: the outside edge of an area : the area that surrounds a place or thing
Medical Definition of periphery
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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