Definition of peripherals


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • peripherals is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 18 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • peripherals is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 20 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of peripherals

  • electronic equipment external to the circuit board that contains the CPU of a computer (noun)

    Examples

    1. disk drives and printers are important peripherals

    Synonyms

    1. computer peripheral
    2. peripheral device

  • on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area (adjective)

    Examples

    1. Russia's peripheral provinces
    2. peripheral suburbs

  • related to the key issue but not of central importance (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a peripheral interest
    2. energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy
    3. peripheral issues

See definition of peripherals in Merriam Webster