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 for periphery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Periphery \Pe*riph"er*y\, n.; pl. Peripheries. [L. peripheria,
     Gr. perife`reia; peri` around + fe`rein to bear, carry: cf.
     F. p['e]riph['e]rie.]
     1. The outside or superficial portions of a body; the
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Geom.) The circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the outside boundary or surface of something [syn:
           periphery, fringe, outer boundary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "periphery":
     alentours, ambience, ambit, border, borderlands, bound, boundaries,
     boundary, bounds, bourns, brim, circle, circuit, circumambiencies,
     circumference, circumjacencies, circumscription, circumstances,
     compass, confines, context, coordinates, cortex, covering, crust,
     edge, edges, entourage, envelope, environing circumstances,
     environment, environs, epidermis, exterior, external, facade, face,
     facet, fringe, fringes, front, gestalt, habitat, integument,
     limitations, limits, lineaments, marches, margin, metes,
     metes and bounds, milieu, neighborhood, outer face, outer layer,
     outer side, outer skin, outline, outlines, outposts, outside,
     outskirts, pale, parameters, perimeter, precincts, purlieus, rim,
     rind, shell, situation, skin, skirts, suburbs, superficies,
     superstratum, surface, surroundings, top, total environment, verge,
     verges, vicinage, vicinity

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