Definition of peripherally adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    peripherally

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//pəˈrɪfərəli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈrɪfərəli//
     
     
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  1. 1(formal) not as the main or an important aim, part, etc. of something They were only peripherally involved in the affair.
  2. 2(specialist) at the outer edge of a particular area The tumour's central location produces symptoms at an earlier stage than tumours located peripherally.