Peripheral meaning

pə-rĭf'ər-əl
A peripheral is defined as a piece of equipment that works with a computer.

An example of a peripheral is a printer.

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The definition of peripheral is something that is just outside of the main focus.

An example of peripheral is the type of vision you use to see things that are on your side.

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Related to, located in, or constituting an outer boundary or periphery.
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Perceived or perceiving near the outer edges of the retina.

Peripheral vision.

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Of minor relevance or importance.
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Auxiliary.
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Of the surface or outer part of a body or organ; external.
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Of, relating to, or being part of the peripheral nervous system.
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An auxiliary device, such as a printer, modem, or storage system, that works in conjunction with a computer.
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Of, belonging to, or forming a periphery.
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Only slightly connected with what is essential or important; merely incidental.
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Lying at the outside or away from the central part; outer; external.
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Of, at, or near the surface of the body; specif., designating or of that part of a nervous system that branches out from a central nervous system.
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A piece of equipment that can be used with a computer to increase its functional range or efficiency, as a printer, scanner, disk, etc.
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Related to, located in, or constituting an outer boundary or periphery.
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Perceived or perceiving near the outer edges of the retina.

Peripheral vision.

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Relating to the surface or outer part of a body or organ; external.
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Relating to or being part of the peripheral nervous system.
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Relating to or being the surface or outer part of a body or organ.
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Relating to or being part of the peripheral nervous system.
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An auxiliary device, such as a printer or modem, distinct from a computer's central processing unit and working memory, and often connected externally.
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Any input, output or storage device connected externally or internally to the computer's CPU, such as a monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, hard disk, graphics tablet, scanner, joystick or paddle. Pronounced "per-if-uh-rul." See peripheral bus.
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In computing, a hardware device, such as a printer or external disk drive, that is separate from but connected to and controlled by the computer system's central processing unit (CPU).The computer system generally makes use of a program known as a driver to deal with device-specific peripheral operations.
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Beside the point.
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(neuroanatomy) A part of or located in the peripheral nervous system.
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(computing) A device, such as a printer or scanner, connected to a computer.
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Origin of peripheral

From peripher-y + -al