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:
1945–50

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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.
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