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Perimeter   /pərˈɪmətər/   Listen
Perimeter

noun
1.
The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary.  Synonyms: border, margin.
2.
A line enclosing a plane areas.
3.
The size of something as given by the distance around it.  Synonym: circumference.






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"Perimeter" Quotes from Famous Books



... lucky enough to find instruments, in the way of experienced men, ready to his hand. One officer was proficient in bomb-proofs, the postmaster thoroughly understood telephones, while another official had proved himself an expert in laying mines. The area to be defended had a perimeter of six miles; but, in view of the smallness of the garrison and the overwhelming number of the Boers, it was fortunate the authorities had been bold and adventurous enough to extend the trenches over this wide space, instead of following ...
— South African Memories - Social, Warlike & Sporting From Diaries Written At The Time • Lady Sarah Wilson

... to the line of the Roman city wall, and some fifteen or twenty feet within it. At first this was probably (like its sister keep at Colchester) only enclosed by a shallow ditch and a high earthen bank, crowned by a stout timber palisade, the city wall forming two sides of its perimeter, and probably broken through where the ditch infringed upon it at either end. With the sole exception of Colchester keep, which, as will be seen from the following table of dimensions, is considerably larger, the tower or keep ...
— Memorials of Old London - Volume I • Various



Words linked to "Perimeter" :   margin, size, bound, girth, border, line, circumference, edge, lip, boundary



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