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.]

Entomology

  1. External

    belonging to or on the outside.

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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    Daniel
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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. Susan Silbermann:

    We are an important growth engine for the company and there are lots of ways to grow. We will continue to grow with our current portfolio -- much of which is new anyway -- but if we have external opportunities that would be great, having a broad portfolio helps us in terms of our positioning and presenting in front of healthcare professionals and governments.

  2. Marcus Aurelius:

    If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

  3. Ayata Bilgin:

    It's a striking contradiction by the German government that Germany is denying the genocide of Armenians, research has shown that external pressure on countries can have a considerable influence and Germany could play a very important role in this discussion on Turkey.

  4. Richard Andersen:

    The PPC is a rich source of signals that can be used to determine the goals of a paralyzed subject, these signals can be used to control 'smart' robotics and computers that can work out the details of movement of external devices such as a robotic limb.

  5. Victor Hugo:

    Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or our purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.”

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