Exterior side
Exterior Ex*te"ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext['e]rieur. See {Ex-}, and cf. {Extreme}, {Interior}.] 1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is external; -- opposed to {interior}; as, the exterior part of a sphere. [1913 Webster]

Sith nor the exterior nor the inward man Resemble that it was. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. External; on the outside; without the limits of; extrinsic; as, an object exterior to a man, opposed to what is within, or in his mind. [1913 Webster]

Without exterior help sustained. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Relating to foreign nations; foreign; as, the exterior relations of a state or kingdom. [1913 Webster]

{Exterior angle} (Geom.), the angle included between any side of a triangle or polygon and the prolongation of the adjacent side; also, an angle included between a line crossing two parallel lines and either of the latter on the outside.

{Exterior side} (Fort.), the side of the polygon upon which a front of fortification is formed. --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster]

Note: See Illust. of {Ravelin}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Exterior side — Side Side (s[imac]d), n. [AS. s[=i]de; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. s[=i]ta, Icel. s[=i]?a, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. s[=i]d large, spacious, Icel. s[=i]?r long, hanging.] 1. The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exterior — Ex*te ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext[ e]rieur. See {Ex }, and cf. {Extreme}, {Interior}.] 1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is external;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exterior angle — Exterior Ex*te ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext[ e]rieur. See {Ex }, and cf. {Extreme}, {Interior}.] 1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side — (s[imac]d), n. [AS. s[=i]de; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. s[=i]ta, Icel. s[=i]?a, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. s[=i]d large, spacious, Icel. s[=i]?r long, hanging.] 1. The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially (when the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side by side — Side Side (s[imac]d), n. [AS. s[=i]de; akin to D. zijde, G. seite, OHG. s[=i]ta, Icel. s[=i]?a, Dan. side, Sw. sida; cf. AS. s[=i]d large, spacious, Icel. s[=i]?r long, hanging.] 1. The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exterior — /əkˈstɪəriə / (say uhk stearreeuh), /ɛk / (say ek ) adjective 1. outer; being on the outer side: the exterior side; the exterior surface; exterior decorations. 2. situated or being outside; relating to or connected with what is outside: the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • exterior angle — n. 1. any of the four angles formed on the outside of two straight lines when crossed by a transversal: see ALTERNATE ANGLES 2. an angle formed by any side of a polygon and the extension of the adjacent side …   English World dictionary

  • Exterior angle theorem — The exterior angle theorem is a theorem in elementary geometry which states that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the two remote interior angles.A triangle has three corners, called vertices . The sides of a triangle that… …   Wikipedia

  • Exterior algebra — In mathematics, the exterior product or wedge product of vectors is an algebraic construction generalizing certain features of the cross product to higher dimensions. Like the cross product, and the scalar triple product, the exterior product of… …   Wikipedia

  • side door — noun an exterior door at one side of a building • Syn: ↑side entrance • Hypernyms: ↑exterior door, ↑outside door * * * noun 1. : a door in one side of a structure or of a main door the large side doors were thrown o …   Useful english dictionary

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