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periphery

noun [C usually singular] uk   /pəˈrɪf.ər.i/ us    /-ˈrɪf.ɚ-/
the outer edge of an area: Houses have been built on the periphery of the factory site. The ring road runs around the periphery of the city centre. the less important part of a group or activity: Many women feel they are being kept on the periphery of the armed forces.
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