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
The Mariners, residing in a familiar spot — on the periphery of a playoff bid, but hardly guaranteed a seasonlong chase — have to beef up their pitching.
Another cast member who’s traded vamps for zombies, Christian Serratos joined The Walking Dead in season 4 playing Rosita, a periphery character who has turned into a series regular.
Elsewhere on the periphery of downtown, developers have been acquiring old houses here and there to construct small-scale residential developments.
So if the Cavs view the Finals loss as decisive, a window into potential future matchups, then minor moves on the periphery won't be enough.
The Moscow rally broke with the tradition of an orderly opposition gathering where middle-aged protesters chanted anti-Putin slogans on a square in Moscow’s periphery.
The periphery of the sanctuary is covered with mattresses, cots, and drying clothes, signs of the some 200 Haitian men, women, and children sheltered here.
Areas now used for parking and thoroughfares would become public plazas, and buildings on the periphery would be developed for shops and restaurants.
The State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has added guarantees that the new apartments will be in the same neighborhood, but opponents see the plan as a trick to move residents from central neighborhoods to distant peripheries.
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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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