Definition of 'periphery'
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Wage growth was particularly weak in the struggling periphery nations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Economists were most concerned by the disparity between the core and periphery nations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Initially people move inward from periphery to core and from smaller centres to larger ones. Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1990)The periphery of the eurozone remains economically weak. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Ireland is expected to be the first eurozone periphery country to exit its bailout programme. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But they are those on the periphery of the eurozone. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Power is moving from the centre to the periphery. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Greece's problems infected the eurozone periphery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In that time, aeroplanes had moved from the extreme periphery to the centre of modern warfare. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)There were few, if any, contributions from the periphery to the core. The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990)Like other countries of the eurozone periphery, Spain has been through much pain. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The second goes from the Church to the world, from the centre to the periphery. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)The first movement is from the world to the Church, from the periphery to the centre. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)The euro area turmoil has raised the threat of a re-run of the banking crisis amid concerns about banks' holdings of periphery government bonds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There were signs of waning investor appetite for a range of euro area bonds, not only those issued by periphery nations, he argued. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Officials from all 17 euro area governments discussed mechanisms to ease pressure on the two periphery nations, a person familiar with the talks said. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The trend is bad news for businesses in the eurozone 's periphery, shrinking credit supply just when it is most needed to fuel growth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It remains to be seen if the buoyancy of the eurozone's core spills over to the periphery, or whether the periphery drags the core down. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: periphery NOUN
If something is on the periphery of an area, place, or thing, it is on the edge of it.
Taste buds are concentrated at the tip and rear of the tongue and around its periphery.
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