a.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 a body.
Of all external things, . . .
She [Fancy] forms imaginations, aery shapes.
- Milton.
2.(Metaph.) Outside of or separate from ourselves; (Metaph.) separate from the perceiving mind.
3.Outwardly perceptible; visible; physical or corporeal, as distinguished from mental or moral.
Her virtues graced with external gifts.
- Shak.
4.Not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial.
The external circumstances are greatly different.
- Trench.
5.Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations; as, external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom.
6.(Anat.) Away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral.
External angles
(Geom.) See under Angle.
n.1.Something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; - usually in the plural.
Noun1.external - outward features; "he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion"
Adj.1.external - happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface; "the external auditory canal"; "external pressures"
internal - happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"
2.external - coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
Synonyms: outside, extraneous
3.external - from or between other countries; "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"
4.external - purely outward or superficial; "external composure"; "an external concern for reputation"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
alien, apparent, border, circumference, cortex, cortical, covering, crust, envelope, epidermic, epidermis, exomorphic, exotic, extraneous, extraorganismal, extrinsic, facade, face, facet, foreign, fringe, front, impersonal, integument, lineaments, nonsubjective, objective, open, out, outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outermost, outline, outlying, outmost, outside, outstanding, outward, outward-facing, over, perceptible, peripheral, periphery, public, rind, roundabout, seeming, shell, skin, superficial, superficies, superstratum, surface, top, visible
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Exterior Gateway Protocol
Exterior side
-- External --
external angle
External angles
external auditory canal
external body part
external carotid
external carotid artery
eXternal Data Representation
external drive
external ear
external gill
external iliac artery
external iliac vein
external jugular vein
external maxillary artery
external memory
external nasal vein
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