perimeter

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek περίμετρος (perímetros).

Noun[edit]

perimeter (plural perimeters)

  1. (mathematics) The sum of the distance of all the lengths of the sides of an object.
  2. (mathematics) The length of such a boundary.
  3. The outer limits of an area. See Synonyms at circumference.
  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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