Fringe



noun
1.
a decorative border of thread, cord, or the like, usually hanging loosely from a raveled edge or separate strip.
2.
anything resembling or suggesting this:
a fringe of grass around a swimming pool.
3.
an outer edge; margin; periphery:
on the fringe of the art world.
4.
something regarded as peripheral, marginal, secondary, or extreme in relation to something else:
the lunatic fringe of a strong political party.
5.
Optics. one of the alternate light and dark bands produced by diffraction or interference.
6.
fringe benefit.
verb (used with object), fringed, fringing.
7.
to furnish with or as if with a fringe.
8.
to serve as a fringe for, or to be arranged around or along so as to suggest a fringe:
armed guards fringing the building.
noun
1.
an edging consisting of hanging threads, tassels, etc
2.

an outer edge; periphery
(as modifier): fringe dwellers, a fringe area

3.
(modifier) unofficial; not conventional in form: fringe theatre
4.
(mainly Brit) a section of the front hair cut short over the forehead
5.
an ornamental border or margin
6.
(physics) any of the light and dark or coloured bands produced by diffraction or interference of light
verb (transitive)
7.
to adorn or fit with a fringe or fringes
8.
to be a fringe for: fur fringes the satin
fringe

noun

A benefit, like insurance coverage, added to one’s pay; fringe benefit (1960+)

C. Katz, GE, 1961. Subcomponent of GE-255 GECOM system. Sorting and merging of data, reports and file maintenance.

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