Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun peripheral

1 sense of peripheral

Sense 1
peripheral, computer peripheral, peripheral device -- ((computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer; "disk drives and printers are important peripherals")
       => electronic equipment -- (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

Antonyms of adj peripheral

2 senses of peripheral

Sense 1
peripheral (vs. central) -- (on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs")

central (vs. peripheral) -- (in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position")
        => amidship -- (located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft)
        => bicentric -- (having two centers)
        => bifocal -- (having two foci; "bifocal eyeglasses")
        => center (prenominal), halfway, middle (prenominal), midway -- (equally distant from the extremes)
        => centered -- (being or placed in the center)
        => centric, centrical -- (having or situated at or near a center)
        => focal -- (having or localized centrally at a focus; "focal point"; "focal infection")
        => median, medial -- (relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle)
        => middlemost, midmost -- (being in the exact middle)
        => nuclear -- (constituting or like a nucleus; "annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation")

Sense 2
peripheral -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA incidental) -> basic -- (pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities")

Similarity of adj peripheral

2 senses of peripheral

Sense 1
peripheral (vs. central) -- (on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs")
       => circumferential -- (lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts; "circumferential highways around cities")
       => fringy, marginal -- (at or constituting a border or edge; "the marginal strip of beach")
       => encircling (prenominal), skirting (prenominal) -- (being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting")
       => off-base -- (located outside a military base; "off-base housing")

Sense 2
peripheral -- (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")
       => incidental (vs. basic), incident -- ((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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