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Definition of external:

  1. Away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral.
  2. Exogenous.
  3. Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations; as, external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom.
  4. Not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial.
  5. Outside of or separate from ourselves; ( Metaph.) separate from the perceiving mind.
  6. 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 a body.
  7. Outwardly perceptible; visible; physical or corporeal, as distinguished from mental or moral.
  8. Something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; - usually in the plural.


outer, orthogonal, extrinsic, outside, foreign, ostensive, beyond, away, outdoors, ostensible, international, superficial, out, continental, abroad, out-of-door, Arctic, out of doors, the open air, accidental, remote, American, outward, coast-to-coast, Baltic, obvious, visible, outdoor, Anglo-Saxon, exogenous, supervenient, Anglo-American, ming, apparent, anglophone, adventitious, open to the air, bicoastal, extraneous.

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