peripheral

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK)
    • IPA: /ˈpɜː(r).ɪf.ɜː(r).əl/
    • SAMPA: /"p3:(r).If.3:(r).@l/
  • (file)

Adjective[change]

Positive
peripheral

Comparative
more peripheral

Superlative
most peripheral

  1. If something is peripheral, it is on the periphery or boundary of it.
  2. If something is peripheral, it is beside the point.
  3. If something is peripheral, it is not important; it is unimportant.
  4. If something is peripheral, it is auxiliary to it.
  5. (medicine) If something is peripheral, it is found on the peripheral nervous system.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
peripheral

Plural
peripherals

  1. (computing) (countable) A peripheral is a machine that is connected to a computer, such as a printer or scanner.