Definitions for externalɪkˈstɜr nl

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  1. external(adj)

    outward features

    "he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion"

  2. external(adj)

    happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface

    "the external auditory canal"; "external pressures"

  3. 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"

  4. external, international, outside(a)(adj)

    from or between other countries

    "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"

  5. external(adj)

    purely outward or superficial

    "external composure"; "an external concern for reputation"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.

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  1. external(Adjective)

    outside of something

  2. Origin: From externus, from exter, exterus.

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  1. External(adj)

    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

  2. External(adj)

    outside of or separate from ourselves; (Metaph.) separate from the perceiving mind

  3. External(adj)

    outwardly perceptible; visible; physical or corporeal, as distinguished from mental or moral

  4. External(adj)

    not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial

  5. External(adj)

    foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations; as, external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom

  6. External(adj)

    away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral

  7. External(noun)

    something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; -- usually in the plural

  8. Origin: [L. externus, fr. exter, exterus, on the outside, outward. See Exterior.]

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  1. External

    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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'external' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4372

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'external' in Adjectives Frequency: #275


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