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perimeter
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

3 uses
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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
  • Someone sent the National Guard down to patrol the perimeter of the prison and keep the peace, but no one could shut them up.
  • I'd like to tell him that even though I carpeted the room years ago and turned it into a guest bedroom, I still do not walk across it, but instead tiptoe around the perimeter when I have to go inside.
  • On the day before Shay's execution, when Grace arrived, I excused myself and wandered into the courtyard between buildings, along the massive perimeter of the circus tent.

There are no more uses of "perimeter" in Change of Heart by Picoult.

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