[ UK /ɛkstˈɜːnə‍l/ ]
[ US /ɪkˈstɝnəɫ/ ]
  1. from or between other countries
    developing nations need outside help
    external commerce
    international trade
  2. happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
    the external auditory canal
    external pressures
  3. coming from the outside
    relying upon an extraneous income
    extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph
    disdaining outside pressure groups
  4. purely outward or superficial
    external composure
    an external concern for reputation
  1. outward features
    he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion
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How To Use external In A Sentence

  • A project initiator or sponsor external to the project organization, at a level that is appropriate to funding the project, issues the project charter.
  • The chapel or church claims greater antiquity than any other in that part of the kingdom; but there is no appearance of this in the external aspect of the present edifice, unless it be in the two eastern windows, which remain unmodernized, and in the lower part of the steeple. The Life of Charlotte Bronte
  • External warts can appear as small bumps, or they may be flat, verrucous, or pedunculated.
  • The problem of environmental pollution roots in the characteristic of public goods and negative externality.
  • Prof. Hamilton, of Aberdeen, claims that the corpus callosum is not a commissure, but the decussation of cortical fibers on their way down to enter the internal and external capsules of the opposite side. Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885
  • After all, Scottish football teams have constantly demonstrated their ability to demolish our dreams without external assistance.
  • Ajmal Aqtash, writes that, "The exhibition traces the evolution of Lalvani's genomic art as filtered through two major series, AlgoRhythms ™ and XURF ™, each exploring Lalvani's principal concern with the relationship between genetic codes and sculptural creation, and more specifically, between" genomics "- sculpture derived from formal rules, and" epigenomics "- works created through external agents like forces, respectively. Steven Mesler: Form Follows Force: Haresh Lalvani
  • The main purpose of an external house journal is to promote the organization, its products, and its services.
  • It also reveals a preference for debt over equity as a means of providing external funding.
  • The ear canal also named middle ear splays out at the external position.
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