American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter. See Synonyms at circumference.
- n. The surface of a solid.
- n. The outermost part or region within a precise boundary.
- n. A zone constituting an imprecise boundary.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geom., the circumference of a circle; by extension, the boundary-line of any closed figure; the perimeter.
- n. The outside or superficial parts of a body; the surface generally.
- Pertaining to a periphery.
- n. The outside boundary, parts or surface of something.
- n. A first-rank administrative division of Greece, subdivided in provinces.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface.
- n. (Geom.) The circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure.
- n. the outside boundary or surface of something
- From Middle English periferie, from Old French peripherie, from Late Latin peripheria, from Ancient Greek περιφέρεια (periphereia, "the line around the circle, circumference, part of a circle, an arc, the outer surface"), from περιφερής (peripherēs, "moving around, round, circular"), from περιφέρω (peripherō, "I carry around, move around"), from περί (peri) + φέρω (pherō, "I bear, carry"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English periferie, from Medieval Latin periferia, from Late Latin peripherīa, from Greek periphereia, from peripherēs, carrying around : peri-, peri- + pherein, to carry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Giving something away and earning money on the periphery is the same idea proffered by Wired editor Chris Anderson in his recent best-selling book, Free: The Future of a Radical Price.”
“The idea that people are just moving out of the core of their cities to the periphery is now too simplistic.”
“As we discuss in the September update to our 2010 Global Economic Outlook, the standout performance of the core and Northern European economies, particularly Germany, alongside renewed weakness in the periphery is giving rise to a multispeed recovery.”
“The point which has fallen from your short periphery is these politicians all make large sums of money.”
“Blood flow to the periphery is restored soon after, followed by breathing and then skeletal muscle activity.”
“The villages and small towns - which we call the "periphery" - identify with the south and are alienated from the north.”
“As such, the infant mortality rate in the periphery is double that in the country’s center.”
“Italy has so far avoided being swept up in the debt crisis that has hit the so-called periphery nations, those with lower growth and high public debt such as Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.”
“Still, aiding the periphery is a tough sell in Germany, which went through a series of reforms last decade to improve its competitiveness and expects its southern neighbors to do the same.”
“That transfer of cash from "core" Europe to the periphery is a baby step towards a common fiscal policy.”
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we are all just passing through.
(boundaries, portals and liminal spaces/times)
footnotes and add-ons from the gap-lands.
round or about; nearest
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