Meaning of perimeter in English:

perimeter

Pronunciation /pɪˈrɪmɪtə/

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noun

• 1The continuous line forming the boundary of a closed geometrical figure.

‘the perimeter of a rectangle’
• ‘He compares the areas of figures with equal perimeters and volumes of solids with equal surface areas, proving a result due to Zenodorus that the sphere has greater volume than any regular solid with equal surface area.’
• ‘The number four, for example, would be the ratio of the perimeter of a square to one of its sides and also the ratio of the area of a square to the area of a square whose side is half the original.’
• ‘Then these rings also have the additional property that both the inner perimeters are equal and the outer perimeters are equal.’
• ‘Zenodorus studied the area of a figure with a fixed perimeter and the volume of a solid figure with fixed surface.’
• ‘Answer: the arc lengths and, therefore, the perimeters are equal.’
• ‘The perimeter of the inner polygon is shorter than the circumference of the circle, while that of the outer polygon is longer.’
• ‘Finally, if the rope is short enough (less than half the perimeter of the barn), the problem simplifies immensely.’
• ‘The most interesting results show, with a very ingenious proof, that an equilateral triangle has a greater area than any isosceles or scalene triangle with the same perimeter.’
• ‘You calculate the perimeter by multiplying the diameter by pi.’
• ‘It is easier to find a pentagon that circumscribes the same circle as the given square and has the same perimeter.’
• ‘The square and the cube are abstract, they're mathematical forms, measurements, perimeters, boundaries, mental constructs, and as such, are emotionally unknowable.’
• ‘We found that the area, perimeter, length, and width of the lamina were highly correlated, suggesting the existence of a common genetic control.’
circumference, outside, outer edge
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1. 1.1The outermost parts or boundary of an area or object.
‘the perimeter of the garden’
• ‘a perimeter fence’
• ‘He said it was the landlord of the estate who had replaced the perimeter fence around the whole of the industrial area.’
• ‘One is a low-voltage electric fence around the perimeter of your garden.’
• ‘The only sure way of deterring them is to have an electric fence built around the perimeter of the garden.’
• ‘There are lots of grasshoppers around here, but my hens patrol the garden perimeter fence and really reduce the numbers of insects in the garden.’
• ‘A two-kilometre perimeter fence for the broader area is also planned.’
• ‘Most styles can be adapted to meet any pool codes in your area, and provide a safe perimeter fence around your pool.’
• ‘Sub-zero temperatures at the complex left the narrow perimeter roads covered in sheet ice, with virtually no grip for the opening cars.’
• ‘They ran to a perimeter concrete fence and jumped over.’
• ‘After dark I drove the perimeter road and saw more jackals and foxes.’
• ‘The court heard how she made off with thousands of pounds worth of holidaymakers' property after scaling the perimeter fence and entering the rooms.’
• ‘For the less energetic, there is a walk around the perimeter racecourse road beginning at 2 pm.’
• ‘I drove around our perimeter road one rainy night and saw lots of little rodents of some type running around.’
• ‘There were wooded areas beyond the perimeter and alongside one of the streams, but the course itself was mostly just a large empty field.’
• ‘About 30 minutes after they had started out, they arrived just beyond the outer perimeter of the lab area.’
• ‘Burn some sage, and walk the inner perimeter of your room or home if you can.’
• ‘We could walk the entire perimeter of the island in less than an hour.’
• ‘Surrounding the entire perimeter of the fence was a long line of barbed wire, spiky and foreboding.’
• ‘A tough protein envelope surrounds the inner perimeter of the cell.’
• ‘Repeat this until the entire perimeter of the room has been sanded.’
• ‘Signs are being placed around airport perimeters urging them to join the cause.’
boundary, border, frontier, limits, outer limits, bounds, confines, edge, margin, fringe, fringes, periphery, borderline, verge
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2. 1.2Basketball An area away from the basket, beyond the reach of the defensive team.
‘he was very patient in working the ball around the perimeter’
• ‘That is to say, whenever the ball is on the perimeter, 3 defensive players are between the player with the ball and basket.’
• ‘With reduced defensive contact on the perimeter, point guards can do their jobs with less harassment.’
• ‘More than anything, the team needs his defense on the perimeter against more athletic swingmen.’
• ‘The low post has two options as the ball moves around the perimeter.’
• ‘He's also beginning to get a feel for the right time to squeeze off a tough shot and when to flick the ball out to the perimeter and restart.’
• 2An instrument for measuring the extent and characteristics of a person's field of vision.

Origin

Late Middle English via Latin from Greek perimetros, based on peri- ‘around’ + metron ‘measure’.