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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  External  \Ex*ter"nal\,  n. 
  Something  external  or  without  outward  part  that  which  makes 
  a  show  rather  than  that  which  is  intrinsic;  visible  form  -- 
  usually  in  the  plural. 
 
  Adam  was  then  no  less  glorious  in  his  externals 
  --South. 
 
  God  in  externals  could  not  place  content.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  External  \Ex*ter"nal\,  a.  [L.  externus  fr  exter,  exterus  on 
  the  outside,  outward.  See  {Exterior}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Of  all  external  things  .  .  .  She  [Fancy]  forms 
  imaginations,  aery  shapes.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Outside  of  or  separate  from  ourselves  (Metaph.)  separate 
  from  the  perceiving  mind. 
 
  3.  Outwardly  perceptible;  visible;  physical  or  corporeal,  as 
  distinguished  from  mental  or  moral. 
 
  Her  virtues  graced  with  external  gifts.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Not  intrinsic  nor  essential;  accidental;  accompanying; 
  superficial. 
 
  The  external  circumstances  are  greatly  different. 
  --Trench. 
 
  5.  Foreign;  relating  to  or  connected  with  foreign  nations; 
  as  external  trade  or  commerce;  the  external  relations  of 
  a  state  or  kingdom. 
 
  6.  (Anat.)  Away  from  the  mesial  plane  of  the  body;  lateral. 
 
  {External  angles}.  (Geom.)  See  under  {Angle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  external 
  adj  1:  happening  or  arising  or  located  outside  or  beyond  some 
  limits  or  especially  surface;  "the  external  auditory 
  canal";  "external  pressures"  [ant:  {internal}] 
  2:  coming  from  the  outside;  "extraneous  light  in  the  camera 
  spoiled  the  photograph";  "relying  upon  an  extraneous 
  income";  "disdaining  outside  pressure  groups"  [syn:  {extraneous}, 
  {outside}] 
  3:  from  or  between  other  countries;  "external  commerce"; 
  "international  trade";  "developing  nations  need  outside 
  help"  [syn:  {international},  {outside(a)}] 
  4:  exogenous 
  5:  purely  outward  or  superficial;  "external  composure";  "an 
  external  concern  for  reputation"-  A.R.Gurney,Jr. 
  n  :  outward  features;  "he  enjoyed  the  solemn  externals  of 
  religion" 




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