noun (plural peripheries)
- 1The outer limits or edge of an area or object: new buildings on the periphery of the hospital siteMore example sentences
- One morning, a village on the periphery of a city wakes up to find itself bifurcated by the construction of a National Highway.
- On the periphery of the print, I can see the living room décor as it used to be.
- On the periphery of my hearing, I caught a high pitched keening sound - the sonic pulse.
- 1.1A marginal or secondary position in, or aspect of, a group, subject, or sphere of activity: a shift in power from the centre to the peripheryMore example sentences
- On the positive side it has assisted in moving issues about ageing from the periphery to the centre of political debate.
- In order to arrive at new prisms of analysis, we need to further de-center the West itself and look at what once were considered peripheries as centers in their own right, with their own capacity for creating history.
- In sum, the prefect was the indispensable link between the centre and the periphery.
late 16th century (denoting a line that forms the boundary of something): via late Latin from Greek periphereia 'circumference', from peripherēs 'revolving around', from peri- 'around' + pherein 'to bear'.