adjective Also peripheric (for defs. 1-3).
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Origin of peripheral
OTHER WORDS FROM peripheralpe·riph·er·al·ly, adverbun·pe·riph·er·al, adjectiveun·pe·riph·er·al·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for peripheral
The play of Sunday, the play of being angels in the choir, is not just a peripheral secondary marginal realm of activity.
Because his new novel, The Peripheral, is his most dire yet.
Then I saw something in my peripheral vision, close to my back.
Every few weeks I get so far behind on sleep that I lose my peripheral vision.
They were a small and peripheral player, and now they want to be a main player—if not the main player.
The heat stimulates the circulation in the peripheral vessels of the intestines, and overcomes the tendency to blood stasis.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
There were indications in the peripheral blood vessels and heart of a moderate degree of general arteriosclerosis.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
Not merely was there no sign of irritation from peripheral sources, but also no one of the three was psychically normal.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
This is what we should expect from the number of subjective sensations connected with the peripheral organ of vision.Illusions|James Sully
For a peripheral layer is plainly distinguishable from the central part of the granule.Histology of the Blood|Paul Ehrlich
British Dictionary definitions for peripheral
Derived forms of peripheralperipherally, adverb
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Any part that is separate from a computer's CPU, such as a printer, a keyboard, or a monitor.