- 1The continuous line forming the boundary of a closed geometrical figure: the perimeter of a rectangleMás ejemplos en oraciones
circumference, outside, outer edge
- He compares the areas of figures with equal perimeters and volumes of solids with equal surface areas, proving a result due to Zenodorus that the sphere has greater volume than any regular solid with equal surface area.
- The number four, for example, would be the ratio of the perimeter of a square to one of its sides and also the ratio of the area of a square to the area of a square whose side is half the original.
- Then these rings also have the additional property that both the inner perimeters are equal and the outer perimeters are equal.
- 1.1The outermost parts or boundary of an area or object: the perimeter of the garden [as modifier]: a perimeter fenceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He said it was the landlord of the estate who had replaced the perimeter fence around the whole of the industrial area.
- One is a low-voltage electric fence around the perimeter of your garden.
- The only sure way of deterring them is to have an electric fence built around the perimeter of the garden.
- 1.2 Basketball An area away from the basket, beyond the reach of the defensive team: he was very patient in working the ball around the perimeterMás ejemplos en oraciones
- That is to say, whenever the ball is on the perimeter, 3 defensive players are between the player with the ball and basket.
- With reduced defensive contact on the perimeter, point guards can do their jobs with less harassment.
- More than anything, the team needs his defense on the perimeter against more athletic swingmen.
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- Definitive perimetric (visual field) evidence, detailed ophthalmoscopic evidence, or both confirm the diagnosis of open-angle glaucoma.
- In the short term the low cost, widespread acceptance, and availability of static visual acuity and perimetric measures justifies their use.
late Middle English: via Latin from Greek perimetros, based on peri- 'around' + metron 'measure'.