[ik-stur-nl-kuh m-buhs-chuh n] /ɪkˈstɜr nl kəmˈbʌs tʃən/
noting or pertaining to an engine, as a steam engine, in which fuel ignition takes place outside the cylinder, turbine, or the like, in which heat energy is transformed into mechanical force.
- External-combustion engine
noun 1. a heat engine in which the working fluid is heated in an external boiler or heat exchanger and is thus isolated from the process of fuel combustion
noun 1. struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot: external conflict between Macbeth and Macduff. 2. struggle between a person and an outside force: external conflict between parents and children. noun in literature, a struggle between the […]
- External conjugate
external conjugate n. The distance in a straight line between the depression under the last spinous process of the lumbar vertebrae and the upper edge of the pubic symphysis.
- External data representation
(XDR) A standard for machine independent data structures developed by Sun Microsystems for use in remote procedure call systems. It is defined in RFC 1014 and is similar to ASN.1. (1994-12-13)