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Adjective peripheral has 2 senses
- peripheral - on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"
Antonyms: central, amidship, bicentric, center, halfway, middle, midway, centric, centrical, focal, median, medial, middlemost, midmost, nuclear, bifocal, centered
- 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"
Antonym: basic (indirect, via incidental)