What does external mean?

Definitions for external
ɪkˈstɜr nlex·ter·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  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.

Wiktionary

  1. external(Adjective)

    outside of something

    Etymology: From externus, from exter, exterus.

Webster Dictionary

  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

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

  2. External(adj)

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

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

  3. External(adj)

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

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

  4. External(adj)

    not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial

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

  5. External(adj)

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

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

  6. External(adj)

    away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. External

    eks-tėr′nal, adj. exterior: lying outside: outward: belonging to the world of outward things: that may be seen: not innate or intrinsic: accidental: foreign.—n. exterior: (pl.) the outward parts: outward or non-essential forms and ceremonies.—n. Extē′rior, an exterior thing, the outside.—adj. Extern′, external, outward.—n. a day-scholar.—n. Externalisā′tion.—v.t. Exter′nalise, to give form to.—ns. Exter′nalism, undue regard to mere externals or non-essential outward forms, esp. of religion; External′ity, external character: superficiality: undue regard to externals.—adv. Exter′nally.—n. Exter′nat, a day-school. [L. externusexter.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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

How to pronounce external?

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How to say external in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of external in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of external in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of external in a Sentence

  1. Mike McCaul:

    In light of the three attacks in three hours on three continents overseas shows us that ISIS is just regionalized like the administration says only in Iraq and Syria but rather demonstrates a global threat, that they can conduct external operations and they’re very savvy doing that over the Internet.

  2. Lee Jin-yang:

    The stronger external balances should provide Northeast Asian currencies with some comfort and buffer versus their Southeast Asian peers over the longer run.

  3. Eric Leuthardt:

    We are using external circuitry, meaning that we are using this brain-computer interface and this exoskeleton which gets controlled by your brain to alter the internal circuitry.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Humility is becoming a scarce commodity in today's cold, calculating, and proud society. It is now becoming a forgotten virtue, which often makes me wonder "Why?" In my view, Humility can be manifested in two forms: one being the Internal form of honesty, truth and integrity, i.e. being honest about who we are, and accepting our strenths and weaknesses truthfully; while the second form being the External one, which is associated with how we treat others with respect and dignity. Both Internal and External forms are interdependent, and simply cannot exist independenttly. If that's the case, it can explain why Humility is in short supply.....it's one's lack of honesty and self-respect that germinates her/his lack of respect towards others. Accepting one's own follies with utmost honesty is surely the first step towards humility and getting closer to Supreme Power.

  5. Jeff Nassof:

    The first quarter was obviously pretty horrible, similar to what happened a year ago when oil started falling, it wasn't a problem that stemmed from leveraged finance deals themselves, but more of an external macro shock.

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