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Perm vs. Fringe

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Permnoun

(US) A permanent.

Fringenoun

A decorative border.

‘the fringe of a picture’;

Permnoun

(British) A permanent wave.

Fringenoun

A marginal or peripheral part.

Permnoun

(informal) A permutation.

Fringenoun

Those members of a political party, or any social group, holding unorthodox views.

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Permnoun

A combination of outcomes (not a permutation) that a gambler bets on in the football pools.

Fringenoun

The periphery of a town or city.

‘He lives in the fringe of London.’;

Permverb

To give hair a perm, using heat, chemicals etc.

Fringenoun

(UK) nodot=a: hair hanging over the forehead, especially a hairstyle where it is cut straight across.

‘Her fringe is so long it covers her eyes.’;

Permnoun

a city in the European part of Russia

Fringenoun

(physics) A light or dark band formed by the diffraction of light.

‘interference fringe’;

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Permnoun

a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals

Fringenoun

Non-mainstream theatre.

‘The Fringe; Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe’;

Permverb

give a permanent wave to;

‘She perms her hair’;

Fringenoun

(botany) The peristome or fringe-like appendage of the capsules of most mosses.

Fringenoun

(golf) The area around the green

Fringenoun

(AU) Used attributively with reference to Aboriginal people living on the edge of towns etc.

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Fringeadjective

Outside the mainstream.

Fringeverb

(transitive) To decorate with fringe.

Fringeverb

(transitive) To serve as a fringe.

Fringenoun

An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff, originally consisting of the ends of the warp, projecting beyond the woven fabric; but more commonly made separate and sewed on, consisting sometimes of projecting ends, twisted or plaited together, and sometimes of loose threads of wool, silk, or linen, or narrow strips of leather, or the like.

Fringenoun

Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine.

‘The confines of grace and the fringes of repentance.’;

Fringenoun

One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; - called also interference fringe.

Fringenoun

The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.

Fringeverb

To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.

‘Precipices fringed with grass.’;

Fringenoun

the outside boundary or surface of something

Fringenoun

a part of the city far removed from the center;

‘they built a factory on the outskirts of the city’;

Fringenoun

a social group holding marginal or extreme views;

‘members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times’;

Fringenoun

edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels

Fringeverb

adorn with a fringe;

‘The weaver fringed the scarf’;

Fringeverb

decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe;

‘fur fringed the hem of the dress’;

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