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English adjective: external

1. external happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface


SamplesThe external auditory canal.
External pressures.


Similarouter, outside


See alsooutside


Attributeposition, spatial relation


Antonymsinternal

2. external coming from the outside


SamplesExtraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph.
Relying upon an extraneous income.
Disdaining outside pressure groups.


Synonymsextraneous, outside


Similarextrinsic


Antonymsintrinsic, intrinsical

3. external from or between other countries


SamplesExternal commerce.
International trade.
Developing nations need outside help.


Synonymsinternational, outside


Similarforeign


Antonymsdomestic

4. external purely outward or superficial


SamplesExternal composure.
An external concern for reputation.


Similaroutward


Antonymsinward


English noun: external

1. external (cognition) outward features


SamplesHe enjoyed the solemn externals of religion.


Broader (hypernym)characteristic, feature









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