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noun [countable] fringe pronunciation in British English /frɪndʒ/
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singularfringe
pluralfringes
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  1. 2
    a row of fibres or thin pieces of cloth that hang down from a piece of cloth or clothing
    a blue scarf with long black fringes
  2. 3
    the outer edge of something
    factories on the northern fringe of the city
  3. 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.

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