external

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 external — [ek stʉr′nəl, ikstʉr′nəl] adj. [ME < L externus, outward, external < exter, exterus, on the outside, compar. form < ex, out of (see EX 1) + AL] 1. on or having to do with the outside; outer; exterior 2. on, or for use on, the outside of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Law dictionary

  • 6 external — early 15c. (implied in externalle), from M.Fr. externe or directly from L. externus outside, outward (from exterus; see EXTERIOR (Cf. exterior)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). This version won out over exterial. Related: Externally …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 external — adj *outer, exterior, outward, outside Analogous words: *extrinsic, extraneous, foreign, alien Antonyms: internal Contrasted words: interior, intestine, *inner, inward, inside: intrinsic, ingrained, inherent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 external — [adj] outside, extrinsic alien, apparent, exterior, extraneous, foreign, independent, out, outer, outermost, outmost, outward, over, peripheral, superficial, surface, visible; concept 583 Ant. inside, internal, intrinsic …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 external — ► ADJECTIVE 1) belonging to, situated on, or forming the outside. 2) coming or derived from a source outside the subject affected. 3) coming from or relating to another country or institution. ► NOUN (externals) ▪ outward features. DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 external — [[t]ɪkstɜ͟ː(r)n(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n External is used to indicate that something is on the outside of a surface or body, or that it exists, happens, or comes from outside. ...a much reduced heat loss through external walls. ...internal and… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 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

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 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

  • 16 external — adjective 1 connected with the outside of a surface or body: The external walls were in need of repair. | for external use (=medicine that is for external use must be put on your skin and not swallowed) 2 coming from outside a particular place or …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 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

  • 18 external */*/*/ — UK [ɪkˈstɜː(r)n(ə)l] / US [ɪkˈstɜrn(ə)l] adjective 1) coming from outside a place or organization sources of external financing a bureaucracy that is too vulnerable to external pressure a) British coming from outside a particular school or… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 external — exterior, external, extraneous, extrinsic 1. The four words are related, and all have meanings based on outside. Exterior and external both refer to the outside of things in contrast to the inside • (Most manufacturers describe their exterior… …

    Modern English usage

  • 20 external — ex•ter•nal [[t]ɪkˈstɜr nl[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to the outside or outer part; outer: an external surface[/ex] 2) med to be applied to the outside of a body 3) situated or being outside something; acting or coming from without: external… …

    From formal English to slang