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pe·rim·e·ter

perimeter

 
 
pronunciation:
p rI m tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the boundary or border of a figure or area.
The farmers built a fence along the perimeter of the pasture.
similar words:
circumference, edge
definition 2: the length of this boundary or border, equal to the sum of the lengths of its sides.
The bedroom rug has a perimeter of ten meters.
similar words:
circumference, edge
derivations: perimetral (adj.), perimetric (adj.)
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The word perimeter contains the following parts:
metr, -meter, -metry Greek root that means measure
peri Greek root that means around, surrounding
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