• WordNet 3.6
    • adj peripheral on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area "Russia's peripheral provinces","peripheral suburbs"
    • adj peripheral related to the key issue but not of central importance "a peripheral interest","energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy","peripheral issues"
    • n peripheral (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer "disk drives and printers are important peripherals"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Females have a wider peripheral vision than males.
    • Peripheral (Anat) External; away from the center; as, the peripheral portion of the nervous system.
    • Peripheral Of or pertaining to a periphery; constituting a periphery; peripheric.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • peripheral Of, belonging to, or situated on the periphery, circumference, or surface generally; characteristic of or constituting the periphery: as, peripheral parts; peripheral expansion.
    • n peripheral One of the outer bony plates of the carapace of a turtle: commonly termed marginal.
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  • Pat Riley
    “Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.”


In literature:

In the middle, therefore, the bacteria die, while their peripheral colleagues continue active.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The central portion of these groups dries to crusts, while new pustules appear at the peripheral portion.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The weight of sapwood or the sappy, peripheral part of our common lumber woods is always great, whether cut in winter or summer.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
The pathological changes are the same as occur in the suppurative form of thrombo-phlebitis in the peripheral veins (Volume I., p. 285).
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Distinguished from Arcyria by the numerous free extremities of the peripheral portion of the network.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
Its peripheral portion is hardened by the heat, while the sap in the interior almost entirely disappears.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
They are most intensely coloured in a broad peripheral layer, and most faintly in the centre corresponding to their depression.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
What is the use of peripheral vision?
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Many militia functions are peripheral to the primary police duties of law enforcement and criminal investigation.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
A balance of 300 is by no means excessive for Williams Valley and the peripheral hills.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
True costae always correspond to the septa, and are in fact the peripheral edges of the latter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Moreover, the peripheral portion of the clot in this vicinity was disposed in pretty firm concentric layers.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
The larval form occurs in the peripheral blood, especially at night.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
The buttresses enclose a large open space, which in adults is filled by the fifth peripheral.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
Throats white with some brown flecks peripherally.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
The peripheral hills on the southeast and south were held by several tribes.
"The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California" by Sherburne F. Cook
They are provided with broad peripheral flanges J.
"The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla" by Thomas Commerford Martin
Man, with the peripheral sensory system, gathers various stimuli from his environment.
"The Montessori Method" by Maria Montessori
The peripheral nerves may be the seat of hemorrhages, the blood lying between the nerve trunk and its sheath.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
The head is 2100 ft. and the wheel makes 1150 revolutions per minute, the peripheral velocity being 180 ft. per sec.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various

In news:

Just Use Your Peripheral Vision .
A Marinwood man pleaded guilty Monday in a Sausalito bar fight that damaged the peripheral vision of a 66-year-old man.
Jude Medical's Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Study Confirms Benefit for Chronic Migraine Patients.
Teleflex Receives FDA Clearance for ARROW® Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Preloaded with ARROW® VPS® Vascular Positioning System® Stylet .
For the past 2 years Razer has been developing something far more advanced than gaming peripherals.
Sono- Tek Announces Peripheral Stent Coating System.
See Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc v W.L.
Kinect, a motion-sensing peripheral for the Microsoft Xbox 360, has been named the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time.
Peripheral Artery Disease Seminar.
8 to 12 million Americans suffer from peripheral arterial disease or PAD.
A Peripheral for Your iPad.
The dangers of peripheral vascular disease.
Tag Archive " peripheral artery disease".
Peripheral MRA can be performed using numerous techniques, which can lead to confusion about how to complete the study.
Apple granted patent for power adapters for peripheral devices.

In science:

We selected the 8255 peripheral for the present pro ject. A introduction to the 8255 peripheral chip is beyond the scope of this article, and details of the same can be found in Goankar(3).
Simple 8085 microprocessor compatible I/O card
During the experiment, we observed that the trigger efficiency varied among the peripheral scintillators.
Beam Test of a Prototype Detector Array for the PoGO Astronomical Hard X-Ray/Soft Gamma-Ray Polarimeter
We applied the event selection criteria described in § 3 and calculated the trigger efficiency as the ratio of counts of coincidence trigger run to that of channel 4 trigger run for each peripheral scintillator.
Beam Test of a Prototype Detector Array for the PoGO Astronomical Hard X-Ray/Soft Gamma-Ray Polarimeter
Normalized counts in peripheral scintillators as a function of rotation angle for 73 keV run.
Beam Test of a Prototype Detector Array for the PoGO Astronomical Hard X-Ray/Soft Gamma-Ray Polarimeter
Let C be the set of free homotopy classes of non-trivial, non-peripheral simple closed curves on T and let ˆΩ ⊂ Γ/ ∼ be the subset corresponding to C .
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
Note that ν ∈ C/2πiZ is half of the complex length of the ρ-image of a peripheral simple closed curved on the punctured torus T, the fiber of M .
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
The groups are isomorphic if and only if a map sending the generators of Gv in the canonical presentation to the generators of Hλ(v) , sends the peripheral subgroups of Gv onto the peripheral subgroups of Hλ(v) , so that it remains to check that the ordering of the peripheral subgroups is preserved.
Isomorphism problem for finitely generated fully residually free groups
It is mainly composed of cosmic muons crossing the cell on peripheral tracks.
MACHe3, a prototype for non-baryonic dark matter search: KeV event detection and multicell correlation
This is consistent with the picture that reactions without colour exchange are peripheral, involving momentum transfer only between the beam proton and a single nucleon of the target nucleus.
MINT - A Simple Model for Low Energy Hadronic Interactions
The peripheral spectrum on the unit circle consists of eigenvalues e2π i/p , 0 ≤ i < p, for each p occurring as the number of connected components of a stationary measure.
Bifurcations of stationary measures of random diffeomorphisms
For a = a0 , let E be the union of the eigenspaces for the eigenvalues in the peripheral spectrum.
Bifurcations of stationary measures of random diffeomorphisms
Arbitrarily filling peripheral subgroups Hλ for λ /∈ I does not affect the free product structure of G (or relative hyperbolicity).
Fillings, finite generation and direct limits of relatively hyperbolic groups
Peripheral fillings of relatively hyperbolic groups.
Fillings, finite generation and direct limits of relatively hyperbolic groups
These distributions are shown in Fig. 3: a) - “shower trigger”, b) - “calorimetrical trigger” and c) - “peripheral trigger”. The maximum of all shown distributions is at Ne ~ (7.5 ± 1)٠ 104.
On some peculiarities of cosmic gamma-radiation in the energy range ~ 10^14 - 10^15 eV
If in the initial coloring all the peripheral sites have distinct colors, the minimal size to rearrange i is two.
On the freezing of variables in random constraint satisfaction problems