External Ex*ter"nal, n. Something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

Adam was then no less glorious in his externals --South. [1913 Webster]

God in externals could not place content. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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  • external — ex‧ter‧nal [ɪkˈstɜːnl ǁ ɜːr ] adjective coming from outside a company, organization, or country: • the repayment of external debts • Domestic demand fell in the latest quarter, while external demand rose. * * * external UK US /ɪkˈstɜːnəl/… …   Financial and business terms

  • External — Ex*ter nal, a. [L. externus, fr. exter, exterus, on the outside, outward. See {Exterior}.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • external — index alien (foreign), extrinsic, peripheral, physical, specious, superficial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • external — On the outside or farther from the center; often incorrectly used to mean lateral. SYN: externus [TA]. [L. externus] * * * ex·ter·nal ek stərn əl adj 1) capable of being perceived outwardly: BODILY <external signs of a disease> 2 a)… …   Medical dictionary

  • external — ex|ter|nal W2 [ıkˈstə:nl US ə:r ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(outside part)¦ 2¦(effect)¦ 3¦(organization)¦ 4¦(foreign)¦ 5¦(independent)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: externus, from exter on the outside , from ex out ] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • external — I. adjective Etymology: Latin externus external, from exter more at exterior Date: 1542 1. a. capable of being perceived outwardly < external signs of a disease > b. (1) having merely the outward appearance of something ; superficia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • external — externally, adv. /ik sterr nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the outside or outer part; outer: an external surface. 2. Med. to be applied to the outside of a body, as a remedy: for external use only. 3. situated or being outside something; acting… …   Universalium

  • external — 01. The [external] applicants for the job will be interviewed next week. 02. The [external] walls on Grace s apartment are very cold. 03. The [external] walls of their house on the coast are being destroyed by the salt air. 04. Martin Luther King …   Grammatical examples in English

  • external — ex|ter|nal [ ık stɜrnl ] adjective *** 1. ) coming from outside a place or organization: sources of external financing a bureaucracy that is too vulnerable to external pressure a ) involving countries other than your own: the commissioner for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • external — adj. external to (formal) * * * [ɪk stɜːn(ə)l] external to (formal) …   Combinatory dictionary

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