Meaning of periphery
Pronunciation: (pu-rif'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -er•ies.
- the external boundary of any surface or area.
- the external surface of a body.
- the edge or outskirts, as of a city or urban area.
- the relatively minor, irrelevant, or superficial aspects of the subject in question: The preliminary research did not, of course, take me beyond the periphery of my problem.
- the area in which nerves end.
- periphery (Thesaurus)