Associations to the word «Peripheral»

Wiktionary

PERIPHERAL, adjective. On the periphery or boundary
PERIPHERAL, adjective. Beside the point
PERIPHERAL, adjective. Unimportant
PERIPHERAL, adjective. Auxiliary
PERIPHERAL, adjective. (neuroanatomy) a part of or located in the peripheral nervous system
PERIPHERAL, noun. (computing) a device, such as a printer or scanner, connected to a computer
PERIPHERAL, noun. Peripheral vision
PERIPHERAL BRAIN, noun. (computing) Any hardware (i.e. handheld computer, laptop) containing vast amounts of information, which is in constant flux and is important to the owner but not so important as to be stored in wetware.
PERIPHERAL BRAINS, noun. Plural of peripheral brain
PERIPHERAL DEVICE, noun. A device that is outside the computer's system unit, such as a printer or a scanner.
PERIPHERAL DEVICES, noun. Plural of peripheral device
PERIPHERAL MEMBRANE PROTEIN, noun. (protein) Any of a class of proteins that adhere only temporarily to the biological membrane with which they are associated.
PERIPHERAL MEMBRANE PROTEINS, noun. Plural of peripheral membrane protein
PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, noun. (neuroanatomy) The part of the nervous system which is not the central nervous system.

Dictionary definition

PERIPHERAL, noun. (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer; "disk drives and printers are important peripherals".
PERIPHERAL, adjective. On or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs".
PERIPHERAL, adjective. Related to the key issue but not of central importance; "a peripheral interest"; "energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy"; "peripheral issues".

Wise words

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