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Dictionary definition for: External

1. (n) outward features; "he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion"

2. (a) happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface; "the external auditory canal" "external pressures"

3. (s) coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph" "relying upon an extraneous income" "disdaining outside pressure groups"

4. (s) from or between other countries; "external commerce" "international trade" "developing nations need outside help"

5. (s) purely outward or superficial; "external composure" "an external concern for reputation"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.

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