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fringe area

noun, Radio and Television.
an area just beyond the outer limits of satisfactory reception, characterized by a weak and possibly unstable signal.
Origin of fringe area
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some gray shaded surrounding fringe area detail is included for orientation purposes.
  • It has some utility in describing the water-level fringe area of the city north of its initial urban center.
  • In general, annexation is a solution in instances when a central city is able to address emerging fringe area concerns.
  • Around the city, and extending north and eastward into the municipal drinking watersheds, is a rapidly urbanizing fringe area.
  • Informed to contact technical support as well as area mentioned is a fringe area.
  • The region is currently experiencing a growth boom and has a rapidly urbanizing fringe area near it's municipal watershed.

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