Meaning of “fringe” in the English Dictionary

"fringe" in British English

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fringenoun [ C ]

uk /frɪndʒ/ us /frɪndʒ/

fringeverb

uk /frɪndʒ/ us /frɪndʒ/

(Definition of “fringe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fringe" in American English

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fringenoun [ C ]

us /frɪndʒ/

fringe noun [ C ] (EDGE)

the outer or less important part of an area, group, or activity:

There is some industry on the fringes of the city.
His organization is a fringe group (= one that represents the views of a small number of people).

fringe noun [ C ] (DECORATION)

fringeverb [ T ]

us /frɪndʒ/

fringe verb [ T ] (FORM EDGE)

to form a border around the edge of something:

The coast is fringed with islands and beaches.

(Definition of “fringe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fringe" in Business English

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fringenoun [ C ]

uk /frɪndʒ/ us

the outer or less important part of an area, group, or activity:

the northern/eastern/southwestern, etc. fringe The courthouse - on the northeastern fringe of downtown - will house district and bankruptcy courts.
the fringe of sth The share price soared and took the company to the fringe of the FTSE 100.
These activities are very much on the fringe of their global operation.
the extremist/radical/political fringe

(Definition of “fringe” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)