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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)

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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)
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