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 — 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 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

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

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 external — See exterior, external …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 15 external — adj. External is used with these nouns: ↑affair, ↑agency, ↑aggression, ↑angle, ↑appearance, ↑assessment, ↑assistance, ↑auditor, ↑contractor, ↑course, ↑customer, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 external — adj. [L. exterus, outside] Outward; that part away from the center of the body …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 17 external — adjective outside of something Ant: internal See Also: externalization, externalize, externalism, externalist, externality …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 external — außerhalb; äußerlich; extrinsisch; von außen kommend …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 19 external — Synonyms and related words: alien, apparent, border, circumference, cortex, cortical, covering, crust, envelope, epidermic, epidermis, exomorphic, exotic, exterior, extraneous, extraorganismal, extrinsic, facade, face, facet, foreign, fringe,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 external — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. exterior; foreign; perceptible, visible, physical; extraneous, superficial. See visibility, unconformity. Ant., internal. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. outer, surface, visible, open to the air; see… …

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