[puh-rif-er-uh l] /pəˈrɪf ər əl/
adjective, Also, (for defs 1–3).
pertaining to, situated in, or constituting the :
peripheral resistance on the outskirts of the battle area.
concerned with relatively minor, irrelevant, or superficial aspects of the subject in question.
Anatomy. near the surface or outside of; external.
Computers. of or relating to a peripheral.
Computers. a device or unit that operates separately from the CPU but is connected to it, as a magnetic disk or tape unit or a printer.
not relating to the most important part of something; incidental, minor, or superficial
of, relating to, or of the nature of a periphery
(anatomy) of, relating to, or situated near the surface of the body: a peripheral nerve
1803, from periphery + -al (1). An earlier formation was peripherial (1670s). Related: Peripherally. As a noun, peripherals, “peripheral devices of a computer,” is from 1966.
peripheral pe·riph·er·al (pə-rĭf’ər-əl)
Noun Computer Science An auxiliary device, such as a printer or modem, distinct from a computer’s central processing unit and working memory, and often connected externally.
Any part that is separate from a computer’s CPU, such as a printer, a keyboard, or a monitor.
- Peripheral scotoma
peripheral scotoma n. A scotoma outside of the central 30 degrees of the visual field.
- Peripheral technology group
company A national and international distributor of IBM PC-to-Unix and Internet connectivity products. They cater for resellers, dealers and VARs and are one of the top Seagate and Micropolis distributors in the US. (http://ptgs.com/). Address: Eden Prairie, MN, USA (a suburb of Minneapolis). Eden Prairie (“Silicon Prairie”) is the home of Digi International, Ontrack, Open […]
[per-uh-fer-ik] /ˌpɛr əˈfɛr ɪk/ adjective 1. (defs 1–3).
noun 1. all that is visible to the eye outside the central area of focus; side vision. noun the capacity to see side or fringe areas when one is looking ahead; one’s vision using only the outer edges of one’s retina peripheral vision n. Vision produced by light rays falling on areas of the retina […]