noun, plural pe·riph·er·ies.
- peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour,
- peripheral scotoma,
- peripheral vision,
Origin of periphery
Examples from the Web for periphery
He just walked around the periphery of the development and proceeded on.
Another U.S. intelligence official said, “Boko Haram is really on the periphery of the al Qaeda universe.”
The problem is, that periphery has now grown much closer thanks to the location of Sochi.The Volgograd Bombings and the Return of Big Terror to Russia|Michael Weiss|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite the hype over gentrification, urban economies—including that of New York—still underperform their periphery.
They are Kurds, Iraqis, Somalis, Turks, Bosnians, who live on the periphery of the city.
If the angle in the periphery be equall to the angle in the center, it is double to it in base.The Way To Geometry|Peter Ramus
Here on the periphery, cast formalities were all but dispensed with.They Also Serve|Donald E. Westlake
From this fireplace the floor extends, nearly flat, to within ten feet of the extreme outer edge or periphery of the ruin.Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi|David Ives Bushnell
To reason, miracle is absurd, inconceivable; as inconceivable as wooden iron or a circle without a periphery.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
Actually it may mean that very little blood enters the periphery.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
noun plural -eries
Word Origin for periphery
late 14c., "atmosphere around the earth," from Old French periferie (Modern French périphérie), from Medieval Latin periferia, from Late Latin peripheria, from Greek peripheria "circumference, outer surface, line round a circular body," literally "a carrying around," from peripheres "rounded, moving round, revolving," peripherein "carry or move round," from peri- "round about" (see peri-) + pherein "to carry" (see infer). Meaning "outside boundary of a surface" attested in English from 1570s; general sense of "boundary" is from 1660s.