Definitions for externalɪkˈstɜr nl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or pertaining to the outside or outer part; outer:
an external surface.
to be applied to the outside of a body.
situated or being outside something; acting or coming from without:
pertaining to outward appearance:
external acts of worship.
pertaining to or concerned with foreign countries:
external affairs; external commerce.
of or pertaining to the world of things, considered as independent of the mind.
(n.)the outside; outer surface; exterior.
externals, external features; outward appearance; superficialities.
Origin of external:
1400–50; see extern,-al1
"he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion"
happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
"the external auditory canal"; "external pressures"
external, extraneous, outside(adj)
coming from the outside
"extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
external, international, outside(a)(adj)
from or between other countries
"external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"
purely outward or superficial
"external composure"; "an external concern for reputation"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the external doors; an insect with an external skeleton
external influences on the court's decisions; an external auditor
outside of something
Origin: From externus, from exter, exterus.
outward; exterior; relating to the outside, as of a body; being without; acting from without; -- opposed to internal; as, the external form or surface of a body
outside of or separate from ourselves; (Metaph.) separate from the perceiving mind
outwardly perceptible; visible; physical or corporeal, as distinguished from mental or moral
not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial
foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations; as, external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom
away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral
something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; -- usually in the plural
The term external is useful for describing certain algebraic structures. The term comes from the concept of an external binary operation which is a binary operation that draws from some external set. To be more specific, a left external binary operation on S over R is a function and a right external binary operation on S over R is a function where S is the set the operation is defined on, and R is the external set.
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Rank popularity for the word 'external' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2057
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Rank popularity for the word 'external' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4372
Rank popularity for the word 'external' in Adjectives Frequency: #275
Translations for external
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of, for, from, or on, the outside
Chemists often label skin creams `For external use only'.
- externoPortuguese (BR)
- udvendig; eksternDanish
- väline, välis-Estonian
- بیرونی؛ خارجیFarsi
- utanverður, ytri; útvortisIcelandic
- ytre, utvendig, utvortes, eksternNorwegian
- بیرونی؛ خارجیPersian
- utvärtes, externSwedish
- dış dışarıdan uygulananTurkish
- 外部的Chinese (Trad.)
- bên ngoàiVietnamese
- 外部的Chinese (Simp.)
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