Meaning of “periphery” in the English Dictionary

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"periphery" in British English

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peripherynoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /pəˈrɪf.ər.i/ us /pəˈrɪf.ɚ.i/

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.

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

"periphery" in American English

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peripherynoun [ C usually sing ]

us /pəˈrɪf·ə·ri/

the outer edge of an area:

We’ve planted 50 small trees around the periphery of the property.

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