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
It will allow developers to build their own peripherals for Android phones.
And if that hadn't created a dependent-enough user base, the company's Apple-only peripherals policy made them even more so.
While the reliability record of the central processors has been excellent, that of many of the peripherals has not.
Software developed by a computer manufacturer usually takes advantage of the peculiarities of his own peripherals.
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.