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Fringe may refer to:



  • Fringe science, scientific inquiry in an established field of study that departs significantly from mainstream or orthodox theories
  • Fringe search, a graph search algorithm that finds the least-cost path from a given initial node to one goal node
  • Fringe of a relation, a kind of heterogeneous relation in mathematics
  • Interference fringe, a pattern in wave interference

Other uses[edit]

  • Fringe (hair), strands or locks of hair that fall over the scalp's front hairline to cover the forehead
  • Fringe (trim), an ornamental textile trim applied to an edge of a textile item
  • Fringe culture, another name for counterculture
  • Fringe party, a political party in a national spectrum with a negligible share of the electorate
  • Fringe theory, an idea or a collection of ideas that departs significantly from the prevailing or mainstream view in its particular field of study
  • Chionanthus (common name: fringetrees), a genus of about 150 species of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae

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