external

Definitions:

  • Relating to, existing on, or connected with the outside or an outer part; exterior.
  • Suitable for application to the outside.
  • Existing independently of the mind.
  • Acting or coming from the outside.
  • Of or relating chiefly to outward appearance; superficial.
  • Of or relating to foreign affairs or foreign countries.
  • An exterior part or surface.
  • None
  • Outer circumstances.
  • Outward appearances.
  • Situated on or pertaining to the outside; located in a part of space not occupied by or within the thing referred to.
  • Outer or outermost; specifically, in <em>zoology</em>, on the side furthest away from the body, from the median line, or from the center of a radially symmetrical form: as, the <em>external</em> side of an insect's leg; the <em>external</em> edge of the carapace; <em>external</em> border, etc.
  • Being outside in any figurative sense; coming from or pertaining to the outside; not internal: as, <em>external</em> evidence; specifically, in <em>metaphysics</em>, forming part of or pertaining to the world of things or phenomena in space, considered as outside of the perceiving mind.
  • Belonging to a thing in its relations with other things; extrinsic: as, <em>external</em> constraint.
  • Outward; exterior; visible from the outside; hence, capable of being perceived; apparent.
  • Pertaining to the surface merely; superficial: as, <em>external</em> culture.
  • Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations: as, <em>external</em> trade or commerce; the <em>external</em> relations of a state or kingdom.
  • An outward part; something pertaining to the exterior.
  • An outward rite or ceremony; a visible form or symbol: as, the <em>externals</em> of religion.
  • Something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; -- usually in the plural.
  • Outward; exterior; relating to the outside, as of a body; being without; acting from without; -- opposed to <ant>internal</ant>.
  • Outside of or separate from ourselves; (Metaph.) separate from the perceiving mind.
  • Outwardly perceptible; visible; physical or corporeal, as distinguished from mental or moral.
  • Not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial.
  • Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations
  • Away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral.
  • See under <er>Angle</er>.
  • <xref>outside</xref> of something
  • happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
  • outward features
  • from or between other countries
  • purely outward or superficial
  • coming from the outside
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