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"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 British English

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fringenoun [C]

uk   /frɪndʒ/ us   /frɪndʒ/

fringeverb

uk   /frɪndʒ/ us   /frɪndʒ/
be fringed with sth
If a place is fringed with something, that thing forms a border along the edge: The river is fringed with wild flowers.
(Definition of fringe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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)
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