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  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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]… …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 External ballistics — is the part of the science of ballistics that deals with the behaviour of a non powered projectile in flight. External ballistics is frequently associated with firearms, and deals with the behaviour of the bullet after it exits the barrel and… …

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  • 5 External angles — 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… …

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  • 6 External beam radiotherapy — otherwise known as teletherapy, is the most frequently used form of radiotherapy. The patient sits or lies on a couch and an external source of radiation is pointed at a particular part of the body. Kilovoltage (also known as Superficial or Deep) …

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  • 7 External Data Representation — (XDR) is an IETF standard from 1995 of the presentation layer in the OSI model. XDR allows data to be wrapped in an architecture independent manner so data can be transferred between heterogeneous computer systems. Converting from the local… …

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  • 8 External debt — Map of countries by external debt based on 2005 CIA factbook figures Map of countries by externa …

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  • 9 External carotid artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria carotis externa GraySubject = 144 GrayPage = 551 Caption = Arteries of the neck right side. The external carotid artery arises from the common carotid artery labeled Common caroti on the figure.… …

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  • 10 External combustion engine — An external combustion engine (EC engine) is a heat engine where an (internal) working fluid is heated by combustion of an external source, through the engine wall or a heat exchanger. The fluid then, by expanding and acting on the mechanism of… …

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  • 11 external genitalia — genitalia genitalia n. The sex organs, especially the external sex organs, called the {external genitalia}; the genitals. Syn: genital, genitals, private parts, privates, crotch. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 12 External angles — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …

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  • 13 external conductivity — Emissivity Em is*siv i*ty, n. Tendency to emission; comparative facility of emission, or rate at which emission takes place; specif. (Physics), the rate of emission of heat from a bounding surface per degree of temperature difference between the… …

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  • 14 external respiration — noun Date: 1940 exchange of gases between the external environment and a distributing system of the animal body (as the lungs of higher vertebrates or the tracheal tubes of insects) or between the alveoli of the lungs and the blood compare… …

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  • 15 external audience — All people who are not part of the internal audience of US military members and civilian employees and their immediate families. Part of the concept of “publics”. Includes many varied subsets that may be referred to as “audiences” or “publics”.… …

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  • 16 external reinforcing force — A reinforcing force which is principally stationed in peacetime outside its intended Major NATO Command area of operations …

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  • 17 external support contractors — US national or third party contract personnel hired from outside the operational area. See also systems support contractors; theater support contractors …

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  • 18 external combustion engine — noun Date: 1915 a heat engine (as a steam engine) that derives its heat from fuel consumed outside the cylinder …

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  • 19 external degree — noun Date: 1928 a degree conferred on a student who has not attended the university but has passed the qualifying examination …

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  • 20 Space Shuttle external tank — A Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) is the component of the Space Shuttle launch vehicle that contains the liquid hydrogen fuel and liquid oxygen oxidizer. During lift off and ascent it supplies the fuel and oxidizer under pressure to the three… …

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