External



[ik-stur-nl] /ɪkˈstɜr nl/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the outside or outer part; outer:
an external surface.
2.
Medicine/Medical. to be applied to the outside of a body, as a remedy:
for external use only.
3.
situated or being outside something; acting or coming from without:
external influences.
4.
pertaining to the outward or visible appearance or show:
external acts of worship.
5.
pertaining to or concerned with foreign countries:
external affairs; external commerce.
6.
Zoology, Anatomy. on the side farthest from the body, the median line, or the center of a radially symmetrical form.
7.
Metaphysics. of or relating to the world of things, considered as independent of the perceiving mind:
external world.
noun
8.
the outside; outer surface; .
9.
something that is external.
10.
externals, external features, circumstances, etc.; outward appearance; superficialities.
/ɪkˈstɜːnəl/
adjective
1.
of, situated on, or suitable for the outside; outer
2.
coming or acting from without: external evidence from an independent source
3.
of or involving foreign nations; foreign
4.
of, relating to, or designating a medicine that is applied to the outside of the body
5.
(anatomy) situated on or near the outside of the body: the external ear
6.
(education) denoting assessment by examiners who are not employed at the candidate’s place of study
7.
(Austral & NZ) (of a student) studying a university subject extramurally
8.
(philosophy) (of objects, etc) taken to exist independently of a perceiving mind
noun
9.
(often pl) an external circumstance or aspect, esp one that is superficial or inessential
10.
(Austral & NZ) a student taking an extramural subject
adj.

early 15c. (implied in externalle), from Middle French externe or directly from Latin externus “outside, outward” (from exterus; see exterior) + -al (1). This version won out over exterial. Related: Externally.

external ex·ter·nal (ĭk-stûr’nəl)
adj.
Abbr. ext.
Relating to, connected with, or existing on the outside; exterior.

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