What does external mean?
Definitions for external
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word external.
"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, outsideadjective
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)adjective
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.
outside of something
Etymology: From externus, from exter, exterus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: externus, Latin.
We come to be assured that there is such a being, either by an internal impression of the notion of a God upon our minds, or else by such external and visible effects as our reason tells us must be attributed to some cause, and which we cannot attribute to any other but such as we conceive God to be. John Tillotson.
These shells being thus exposed loose upon the surface of the earth to the injuries of weather, to be trod upon by horses and other cattle, and to many other external accidents, are, in tract of time, worn, fretted, and broken to pieces. John Woodward, Natural History.
Adam was then no less glorious in his externals: he had a beautiful body as well as an immortal soul. Robert South, Sermons.
He that commits only the external act of idolatry is as guilty as he that commits the external act of theft. Edward Stillingfleet.
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
Etymology: [L. externus, fr. exter, exterus, on the outside, outward. See Exterior.]
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
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. externus—exter.]
belonging to or on the outside.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'external' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2057
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'external' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4372
Rank popularity for the word 'external' in Adjectives Frequency: #275
The numerical value of external in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of external in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of external in a Sentence
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico:
If that does not work, and I am very pessimistic, and all of us in Europe will insist on proper protection of external borders, there will be nothing left but protecting the border on the line of Greece-Macedonia and Greece-Bulgaria.
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.
When our body, mind and soul are working in balance, we learn to handle any situation without internal or external stress. We learn to live a peaceful life.
French President Francois Hollande:
Regarding the recapitalisation, external capital, including Chinese capital, has its place.
The main danger here is damage to the systems needed to keep the fuel in the reactor cool -- external power lines, emergency diesel generators, equipment to dissipate heat from the reactor core, in a war, repairing this equipment or implementing countermeasures could be impossible. In the worst case, the fuel could melt and spread large amounts of radioactivity into the environment.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for external
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- extern, externaCatalan, Valencian
- externí, vnějšíCzech
- Außen-, externGerman
- بیگانه, بیرونیPersian
- ulkoinen, ulko-, ulkonainen, ulkopuolinenFinnish
- 外部, 外側Japanese
- uiterlijk, uitwendigDutch
- наружный, внешнийRussian
- ìzvanjskī, vànjskī, èkstērnīSerbo-Croatian
Get even more translations for external »
Find a translation for the external definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"external." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 10 Jun 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/external>.
Discuss these external definitions with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.