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peripheral

adjective uk   /pəˈrɪf.ər.əl/  us   /-ˈrɪf.ɚ-/
Something that is peripheral is not as important as something else: The book contains a great deal of peripheral detail. happening at the edge of something: A figure came into my peripheral vision.

peripheral

noun [C] uk   /pəˈrɪf.ər.əl/  us   /-ˈrɪf.ɚ-/ specialized
a piece of equipment, such as a printer, that can be connected to a computer
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