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
Example sentences from the Web for peripheral
The film does appear to peripherally involve corrupt politicians.A Political History of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’|Asawin Suebsaeng|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The News From Spain By Joan Wickersham Seven heart-rending love stories only peripherally about Spain.This Week’s Hot Reads, Sept. 24, 2012: David Denby, Alex Witchel & More|Mythili Rao|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Bell Vireos invariably place their nests in the outer portions of trees and peripherally in thickets.Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon|Jon C. Barlow
Such material is, however, only peripherally related to the study of language.Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language|Diego Collado
Sensations are said to be 'peripherally initiated', while emotions are centrally initiated.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
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.