April 20, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
external /ɪkˈstɚnl̟/ adjective
external
/ɪkˈstɚnl̟/
adjective
The house has some external damage.
The house has some external damage.
Learner's definition of EXTERNAL

1 : located, seen, or used on the outside or surface of something

  • the external features of the building

  • the external signs of the disease

  • This medication is intended only for external use. [=for use on the skin]

— opposite INTERNAL

2 : coming from outside

  • external pressures

  • external stimuli

— opposite INTERNAL

3 : existing or occurring outside your mind

  • external reality

— opposite INTERNAL

4 : concerning relationships with foreign countries

  • external [=foreign, international] affairs

— opposite INTERNAL

— externally adverb

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