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perimeter
used in Nineteen Minutes

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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
  • She walked around the perimeter of the block house and reentered through the front door.
    Part 1 (23% in)
  • When he walked around the perimeter of a vandalized barn or found the stolen car stripped down and dumped in the woods or handed the tissue to the sobbing girl who'd been date-raped, Patrick couldn't help but feel that he was too late.
    Part 1 (3% in)
  • They'd swim around the perimeter gingerly, as if they knew they had to assess the dangers of this new place before they could even begin to function.
    Part 2 (34% in)

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