Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a peripheral manner.
  • adv. At or towards a periphery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • On or from the periphery or exterior surface; as regards the periphery: as, peripherally acting inhibitory nerves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in or at or near a periphery or according to a peripheral role or function or relationship

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • What most folks understand only peripherally is that the way we view children’s fairy tales, and the way that the world of the fey was considered in the past, are two very different animals.

    Bros Grimm and Dueling in the buff

  • It was full of ideas that I'm still pondering in the context of my reading and I've sent for a book of her essays because though I know of Susan Sontag peripherally now I want more depth.

    Loving Mephistopheles

  • The Queensland children had all been treated with what's known as a peripherally inserted central catheter, commonly called a PIC line, used to deliver drugs, including chemotherapy.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The children have all been treated with what's known as a peripherally inserted central catheter, commonly called a PIC line, used to deliver drugs, including chemotherapy.

    Australian Politics

  • 2. I am working in the local arts community, if only peripherally, which is seventeen kinds of cool.

    » Freelancing Strocel.com

  • But isn't -- should also using the Iraq question kind of peripherally or in a related way, saying look, Merkel, the Middle East has to be stabilized, we need Turkey inside the European Union.

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2005

  • Unless one of those acquisitions that I kind of peripherally touched on earlier comes to fruition very quick, that would be correct.

    Retail Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha

  • And of course, there ` s also a report that there may be two other young men who may come in for the defense, men who were mentioned kind of peripherally as young boys who other people, like Blanca Francia, one of the housekeepers, who said she may have seen something inappropriate.

    CNN Transcript Apr 22, 2005

  • Not exactly a lawyer movie, but it does deal with corporations and the reasons for corporate behavior being what it is, so it’s kind of peripherally related to the Law, and the final scene, with Gregory Peck vs.

    Favorite movies about courts and lawyers

  • But just as Kendra’s really on her own from her origin in Johns’ JSA run, Morrison offs her kind of peripherally in this issue… and even so, not very obviously so.

    Final Crisis is finally over! Man, I hope you didn’t wait for the trade…

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Must be really simple and useful, palooka.

    July 7, 2008