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From Middle English periferie, from Old French peripherie, from Late Latin peripheria, from Ancient Greek περιφέρεια (periphéreia, the line around the circle, circumference, part of a circle, an arc, the outer surface), from περιφερής (peripherḗs, moving around, round, circular), from περιφέρω (periphérō, I carry around, move around), from περί (perí, around, about, near) (English peri-) + φέρω (phérō, I bear, carry).

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  • IPA(key): /pəˈɹɪfəɹi/
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  • Hyphenation US: pe‧riph‧ery; UK: per‧iph‧ery

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periphery (plural peripheries)

  1. The outside boundary, parts or surface of something.
    The suburbs are a city's periphery.
  2. A first-rank administrative division of Greece, subdivided into provinces.

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