Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Periphery (Page: 1067)

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

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

2. (Geom.) The circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure.