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Definition of External


  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.
  2. 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.
  4. Not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial.
  5. Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations; as, external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom.
  6. Away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral.
  7. Something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; -- usually in the plural.
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External Translations

external in Danish is ydre
external in Dutch is extern, buiten-, uitwendig, uiterlijk
external in French is externe
external in Italian is estrinseco
external in Latin is externus
external in Norwegian is ytre, utvendig, utenriks
external in Portuguese is externo
external in Spanish is exterior, externo, topico