The definition of a periphery is a boundary of an area, or the surrounding space of an area.(noun)
An example of a periphery is a patio that goes around a pool.
See periphery in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. peripheries
Origin: MFr peripherie < LL peripheria < Gr periphereia < peripherēs, moving around < peri-, around + pherein, to bear
See periphery in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. pe·riph·er·ies
Origin: Middle English periferie
Origin: , from Medieval Latin periferia
Origin: , from Late Latin peripherīa
Origin: , from Greek periphereia
Origin: , from peripherēs, carrying around
Origin: : peri-, peri-
Origin: + pherein, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
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