HyperDic: external

English > 5 senses of the word external:
ADJECTIVEallexternalhappening / happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
allexternal, extraneous, outsidecoming from the outside
allexternal, international, outsidefrom or between other countries
allexternalpurely outward or superficial
NOUNcognitionexternaloutward features
external > pronunciation
Soundsihkster'nahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > external: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaninghappening / happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface.
Examples
  • "the external auditory canal"
  • "external pressures"
Attribute ofposition, spatial relationThe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
NarrowerouterOn or toward the outside of the body
outsideoriginating or belonging beyond some bounds
See alsooutsiderelating to or being on or near the outer side or limit
Oppositeinternalhappening / happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
Spanishexterna, externo
Catalanextern, externa
Nounsexternalitythe quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
Adverbsexternallyon or from the outside
English > external: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningComing from the outside.
Synonymsextraneous, outside
Broaderextrinsicnot forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
Spanishexterno, extranjero
Catalanextern
Nounsexternalitythe quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
English > external: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFrom or between other countries.
Example"external commerce"
Synonymsinternational, outside
BroaderforeignOf concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
Spanishexterior, externo, internacional
Catalanexterior, extern, internacional
English > external: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningpurely outward or superficial.
Examples
  • "external composure"
  • "an external concern for reputation"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
Broaderoutwardrelating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind
Spanishexterno
English > external: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningoutward features.
Example"he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion"
Broaderfeature, characteristicA prominent attribute or aspect of something
Spanishapariencia, aspecto externo, exterioridad
Catalanaspecte exterior, exterioritat

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