perimeter
pe·rim·e·terA white picket fence surrounds the perimeter of the house.
The perimeter is the outside line forming the boundary of some shape or something such as a plot of land or the length of that outside line.
An example of a perimeter is the line where your fence goes on the border of your yard.
perimeter
- the outer boundary of a figure or area
- the total length of this
- an optical instrument for testing the scope of vision and the visual powers of various parts of the retina
- Mil. a boundary strip where defenses are set up
Origin of perimeter
Classical Latin perimetros from Classical Greek from peri-, around + metron, measureperimeter
noun
- Mathematics a. A closed line bounding a plane area.b. The length of such a line.
- The outer limits of an area. See Synonyms at circumference.
- A defended boundary protecting a military position.
- Basketball The three-point line.
Origin of perimeter
Middle English perimetre from Latin perimetros from Greek peri- peri- metron measure ; see meter ^{2}.Related Forms:
- per′i·met′ric per′i·met′ri·cal
adjective
- per′i·met′ri·cal·ly
adverb
perimeter
Noun
(plural perimeters)
- (mathematics) The sum of the distance of all the lengths of the sides of an object.
- The outer limits of an area. See Synonyms at circumference.
- (mathematics) The length of such a boundary.
- A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.
- An instrument for determining the extent and shape of the field of vision.
Origin
From Ancient Greek Ï€ÎµÏÎ¯Î¼ÎµÏ„ÏÎ¿Ï‚ (perimetros).
perimeter - Computer Definition
The boundary of a system or network, which defines the inside and outside. It is typically determined by firewalls and addresses. See DMZ.