Pe*riph"er*y (?), n.; pl. Peripheries (#). [L. peripheria, Gr. ; around + to bear, carry: cf. F. p'eriph'erie.]

1.

The outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface.

2. Geom.

The circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure.

 

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