periphery Definition

  • 1the outer limits or edge of an area or object
  • 2the less important part of a group or activity

Using periphery: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "periphery" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The house is on the periphery of the city.

  • Example

    The issue was only mentioned in the periphery of the discussion.

  • Example

    The company focuses on its core business and outsources the periphery tasks.

periphery Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for periphery

Antonyms for periphery

Phrases with periphery

  • at the edge or margin of something


    The new housing development is on the periphery of the town.

  • in the periphery of vision

    at the edge of what one can see


    I saw something moving in the periphery of my vision, but when I turned to look, it was gone.

  • peripheral vision

    the ability to see objects and movement outside of the direct line of vision


    The driver used his peripheral vision to spot the pedestrian crossing the street.

Origins of periphery

from Greek 'peri-' meaning 'around' and 'pherein' meaning 'to carry'


Summary: periphery in Brief

The term 'periphery' [pəˈrɪfəri] refers to the outer limits or edge of an area or object, as well as the less important part of a group or activity. It is often used in phrases like 'on the periphery' or 'in the periphery of vision,' and can be synonymous with 'margin' or 'fringe.'