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. De Maiziere:

    Even if the refugee situation has eased at internal borders along the West Balkan route, we look with concern at the developments on the external borders of the Union.

  2. Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    Europe is rich but weak. That is the most dangerous combination possible, the result ... is catastrophic. Because Europe cannot defend its external borders, internal borders are shut again.

  3. Tang Jianwei:

    If there is a set-back in trade talks, both external demand and domestic demand could be hit. If the U.S. and China reach a trade deal, China will have to step up imports form the U.S., which will reduce its trade surplus, which will reduce net exports' contribution to GDP growth.

  4. Qu Hongbin:

    Domestic economic activity is likely to remain sluggish and external demand looks uncertain, we believe more policy easing is still warranted at the current stage to support growth.

  5. 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.

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