What does the word periphery mean?

Usage examples for periphery

  1. Having arrived at the center of the spacious promenade, we ascended one of the six northern platforms, communicating by turns with thirty- six aerial coaches, suspended by an iron axle to the periphery of the mammoth Ferris Wheel. – By Water to the Columbian Exposition by Johanna S. Wisthaler
  2. Mark, too, that in both cases the increased activity, like the greater perfection of structure, is much less conspicuous at the periphery of the vascular system. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  3. We officers were put in tents in a small palm and pomegranate thicket at the periphery of the hospital area. – In Mesopotamia by Martin Swayne

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