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Definition the outer edge
The exact meaning of perimeter can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "Stay inside the defensive perimeter." — the outer edges of the area that is defended
  • "It is common on the city's perimeter." — the outer edges of the city
  • "What is the perimeter of the square?" — the sum of the length of the sides of a geometric shape
  • Don't go beyond the perimeter of the campgrounds.
perimeter = outer edges
  • What is the perimeter of the triangle?.
  • perimeter = sum of the length of the sides of a geometric shape
  • Build a fence along the perimeter of the yard.
  • perimeter = outer edges
  • He unearthed several shovelfuls of dirt in this manner, before it occurred to him that he was dumping his dirt within the perimeter of his hole.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • perimeter = boundary (outer edge)
  • Bunker Six, a pile of sandbags at the southwest corner of the perimeter.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • perimeter = the outer edge of a defended area
  • He was standing there checking the perimeter when the boy turned and buried his face against him.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • perimeter = the outer edge
  • The perimeter of the camp was marked by intricate patterns of barbed wire barriers.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • perimeter = the outer edge
  • Festus the dragon sniffed around the perimeter of the cabins, occasionally blowing fire into the sky for no apparent reason.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • I didn't go far, just around the perimeter of the neat yard in a slow shuffle, watching the sky, clear now, a billion stars spread across it.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Get your food from the outside perimeter of the supermarket and try to avoid the middle aisles.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • The coaches had taken one look at him and told him he wasn't a perimeter player—that he wasn't Michael Jordan.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Dust swirled around them, and lightning still flashed from the perimeter of the pit, but it seemed almost silent after the earthquake.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Movement on the perimeter surrounding them caught his attention, and he watched carefully what was happening with the large white pods.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • "Perimeter is secure" had become his new favorite catchphrase.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • A third of its perimeter is coastline.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • And at the perimeter of this boneyard lies one much larger skeleton: that of the moose he shot, and subsequently agonized over.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Now it's commandeered for a tented barracks; soldiers with machine guns patrol the perimeter.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra's Wars
  • He now noticed that behind the circle of adults, others had emerged, spaced equally around the entire perimeter.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Who knows what Valentine's got patrolling his perimeter?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • All around the perimeter.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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