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periphery

noun [C usually singular] uk   /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
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