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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: fringe /frɪndʒ/ 
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singularfringe
pluralfringes
  1. 3
    the outer edge of something

    factories on the northern fringe of the city

  2. 4
    people or activities that are considered strange or extreme

    Their views belong to the wilder fringes of European politics.

    on the fringe/fringes:

    He has been forced to live on the fringes of society.

    1. a.
      activities that are connected with a major public event but are not an official part of it

      the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

      He made a speech on the fringe of the Conservative Party Conference.

    2. b.
      [only before noun] belonging to the fringe of a society, organization, or event

      a small right-wing fringe group

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