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Periphery vs. Penumbra

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Peripherynoun

The outside boundary, parts or surface of something.

β€˜The suburbs are a city's periphery.’;

Penumbranoun

A partially shaded area around the edges of a shadow, especially an eclipse.

Peripherynoun

A first-rank administrative division of Greece, subdivided into provinces.

Penumbranoun

(astronomy) A region around the edge of a sunspot, darker than the sun's surface but lighter than the middle of the sunspot.

Peripherynoun

The outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface.

Penumbranoun

(figuratively) An area of uncertainty or intermediacy between two mutually exclusive states or categories.

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Peripherynoun

The circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure.

Penumbranoun

(figuratively) An area that lies on the edge of something; a fringe.

Peripherynoun

the outside boundary or surface of something

Penumbranoun

Something related to, connected to, and implied by, the existence of something else that is necessary for the second thing to be full and complete in its essential aspects.

Penumbranoun

(medicine) (in "ischaemic penumbra", after a stroke) A region of the brain that has lost only some of its blood supply, and retains structural integrity but has lost function.

Penumbranoun

An incomplete or partial shadow.

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Penumbranoun

The shadow cast, in an eclipse, where the light is partly, but not wholly, cut off by the intervening body; the space of partial illumination between the umbra, or perfect shadow, on all sides, and the full light.

Penumbranoun

The part of a picture where the shade imperceptibly blends with the light.

Penumbranoun

a fringe region of partial shadow around an umbra

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