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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.
Translations of “periphery”
in Vietnamese ngoại vi…
in Spanish periferia…
in Thai ขอบเขต…
in Malaysian pinggir…
in French périphérie…
in German der Rand…
in Chinese (Traditional) 周邊,邊緣,外圍, (某一團體或活動的)次要部分,邊緣…
in Indonesian pinggiran…
in Russian окраина…
in Turkish çevre, kenar bölge…
in Chinese (Simplified) 外围,周边, (某一团体或活动的)次要部分,边缘…
in Polish skraj…
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