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The action of spinning proceeded by the action of bowing/displaying courtesy and then engaging in even more spinning.
The couple started to peripherate at the Meryton ball.
by Georgiana Darcy December 04, 2013
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To depart from the nucleus (or primary theme) of a discussion, essay or dialogue, and focus on peripheral concepts.
Rater than to nucleate in his thesis (i.e., to focus on the central idea), he began to peripherate.
by Chummali October 24, 2015
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To move a concept, discussion or item from a nuclear position to one that is Peripheral. To depart from the central focus of a discussion to side issues.
When in a debate, he tends to peripherate, and not stick to the central question.
by Chummali October 19, 2015
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