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"periphery" in British English

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peripherynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /pəˈrɪf.ər.i/  us   /-ˈrɪf.ɚ-/
the ​outeredge of an ​area: Houses have been ​built on the periphery of the ​factorysite. The ​ringroadruns around the periphery of the ​citycentre. the less ​importantpart of a ​group or ​activity: Many women ​feel they are being ​kept on the periphery of the ​armedforces.
(Definition of periphery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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peripherynoun [C usually sing]

 us   /pəˈrɪf·ə·ri/
the ​outeredge of an ​area: We’ve ​planted 50 ​smalltrees around the periphery of the ​property.
(Definition of periphery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “periphery”
in Spanish periferia…
in Vietnamese ngoại vi…
in Malaysian pinggir…
in Thai ขอบเขต…
in French périphérie…
in German der Rand…
in Chinese (Simplified) 外围,周边, (某一团体或活动的)次要部分,边缘…
in Turkish çevre, kenar bölge…
in Russian окраина…
in Indonesian pinggiran…
in Chinese (Traditional) 周邊,邊緣,外圍, (某一團體或活動的)次要部分,邊緣…
in Polish skraj…
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