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Definition of External
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
God in externals could not place content. --Pope.
ExternalExternal 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;
The external circumstances are greatly different.
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.
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