perimeter

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek περίμετρος (perimetros).

Noun[edit]

perimeter (plural perimeters)

  1. (mathematics) The sum of the distance of all the lengths of the sides of an object.
  2. The outer limits of an area. See Synonyms at circumference.
  3. (mathematics) The length of such a boundary.
  4. A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.
  5. An instrument for determining the extent and shape of the field of vision.

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