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External meaning

external - 8 dictionary results

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

external - examples of usage

  1. Now he had passed to a state of mind that nothing external could really affect. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. These external relations after all do not reach the deepest center of our lives. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. Life consists in the maintenance of relations; it requires continual adjustment; it implies external objects, as well as internal forces. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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