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peripheral

adjective

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available to supply something extra when needed
  • the IT consultant suggested that we update the drivers for all of the computer's peripheral devices

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The first known use of peripheral was in 1808

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peripatetic

peripheral

peripheries

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“Peripheral.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/peripheral. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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