peripheral meaning

EN[pəˈɹɪf(ə)r(ə)l] [pəˈɹɪfiəl]
  • A peripheral is a "device that is used to put information into or get information out of the computer."
  • There are two different types of peripherals: input devices, which interact with or send data to the computer (mouse, keyboards, etc.), and output devices, which provide output to the user from the computer (monitors, printers, etc.).
  • A peripheral device is generally defined as any auxiliary device such as a computer mouse or keyboard that connects to and works with the computer in some way.
  • Common input peripherals include keyboards, computer mice, graphic tablets, touchscreens, barcode readers, image scanners, microphones, webcams, game controllers, light pens, image scanners, and digital cameras.

    Definition of peripheral in English Dictionary

  • NounPLperipheralsPREpéri-
    1. (computing) a device, such as a printer or scanner, connected to a computer.
      1. Check your peripheral's manual for the information you'll need.
    2. peripheral vision.
      1. We hailed a cab. The moment we got in, she stared at me with how-can-a-man-be-so-cruel eyes. I felt her glare, saw some of its fiery glow in my peripheral. The heat made me glance her way.
  • AdjectiveCOMmore peripheralSUPmost peripheral
    1. on the periphery or boundary.
      1. beside the point.
        1. unimportant.
          1. auxiliary.
            1. (neuroanatomy) a part of or located in the peripheral nervous system.
              1. We have isolated the gene encoding the Schwann cell glycoprotein P0, the major structural protein of the peripheral myelin sheath.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Central was defined as juxtapapillary and within the vessel arcade, midperipheral as between the vessel arcade and the equator, and peripheral as anterior to the equator.
              • The Diaton tonometer measures the intrapalpebral IOP by exerting pressure on the peripheral cornea, outside the ablation, and on the sclerocorneal limbus.
              • However, they also showed that peripheral stolonal tips on the unfed side continued to elongate and, like Rees et al.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
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              1. en peripherals
              2. en peripherally
              3. en peripherality
              4. en peripheralize
              5. en peripheralise
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of peripheral for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "peripheral" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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