[per-uh-pi-tahy-uh, -tee-uh] /ˌpɛr ə pɪˈtaɪ ə, -ˈti ə/
a sudden turn of events or an unexpected reversal, especially in a literary work.
(esp in drama) an abrupt turn of events or reversal of circumstances
also peripetia, 1590s, from Greek peripeteia “a turn right about; a sudden change” (of fortune, in a tragedy), from peri- “around” (see peri-) + stem of piptein “to fall” (see symptom).
peripherad pe·riph·er·ad (pə-rĭf’ə-rād’) adj. Toward the periphery.
[puh-rif-er-uh l] /pəˈrɪf ər əl/ adjective, Also, (for defs 1–3). 1. pertaining to, situated in, or constituting the : peripheral resistance on the outskirts of the battle area. 2. concerned with relatively minor, irrelevant, or superficial aspects of the subject in question. 3. Anatomy. near the surface or outside of; external. 4. Computers. of or […]
- Peripheral component interconnect
hardware (PCI) A standard for connecting peripherals to a personal computer, designed by Intel and released around Autumn 1993. PCI is supported by most major manufacturers including Apple Computer. It is technically far superior to VESA’s local bus. It runs at 20 – 33 MHz and carries 32 bits at a time over a 124-pin […]
- Peripheral device
noun 1. (computing) any device, such as a disk, printer, modem, or screen, concerned with input/output, storage, etc Often shortened to peripheral peripheral