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Definition 1: electronic equipment external to the circuit board that contains the CPU of a computer - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where peripheral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • disk drives and printers are important peripherals

Synonyms for peripheral in the sense of this definition

(peripheral is a kind of ...) equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

(... is a kind of peripheral ) a device that can be used to insert data into a computer or other computational device

(... is a kind of peripheral ) electronic or electromechanical equipment connected to a computer and used to transfer data out of the computer in the form of text, images, sounds, or other media

(... is a kind of peripheral ) (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing

(... is part of peripheral) a machine for performing calculations automatically

(peripheral belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 2: on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where peripheral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Russia's peripheral provinces
  • peripheral suburbs

(peripheral is similar to ...) lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts

"circumferential highways around cities"

(peripheral is similar to ...) at or constituting a border or edge

"the marginal strip of beach"

(peripheral is similar to ...) being all around the edges; enclosing

"his encircling arms" "the room's skirting board needs painting"

(peripheral is similar to ...) located outside a military base

"off-base housing"

Definition 3: related to the key issue but not of central importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where peripheral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a peripheral interest
  • energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy
  • peripheral issues

(peripheral is similar to ...) (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence

"incidental expenses" "the road will bring other incidental advantages" "extra duties incidental to the job" "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion" "confusion incidental to a quick change"

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