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fringe area

noun, Radio and Television.
an area just beyond the outer limits of satisfactory reception, characterized by a weak and possibly unstable signal.
Origin of fringe area
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • However, it is likely that most of the people in the fringe area would survive these hazards.

    In Time Of Emergency Department of Defense
  • People who were outside the fringe area would not be affected by the blast, heat or fire.

    In Time Of Emergency Department of Defense

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