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periphery

noun [C usually singular]     /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 .Edges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objects the less important part of a group or activity : Many women feel they are being kept on the periphery of the armed forces .Things of little importance
(Definition of periphery noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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