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Adjective: external  ek'stur-n(u)l
  1. Happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
    "the external auditory canal"; "external pressures"
  2. Coming from the outside
    "external light in the camera spoiled the photograph";
    - extraneous, outside
  3. From or between other countries
    "external commerce";
    - international, outside
  4. Purely outward or superficial
    "external composure"; "an external concern for reputation"
Noun: external  ek'stur-n(u)l
  1. Outward features
    "he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion"

Derived forms: externals

See also: extrinsic, foreign, outer, outside, outward, position, spatial relation

Type of: characteristic, feature

Antonym: internal

Encyclopedia: External