Meaning of EXTERNAL in English

EXTERNAL

1.

External is used to indicate that something is on the outside of a surface or body, or that it exists, happens, or comes from outside.

...a much reduced heat loss through ~ walls.

...internal and ~ allergic reactions.

? internal

ADJ: usu ADJ n

~ly

Vitamins can be applied ~ly to the skin.

...~ly imposed conditions.

ADV: usu ADV with v

2.

External means involving or intended for foreign countries.

...the commissioner for ~ affairs.

...Jamaica’s ~ debt.

...the republic’s ~ borders.

ADJ: ADJ n

~ly

...protecting the value of the mark both internally and ~ly.

ADV: usu ADV after v

3.

External means happening or existing in the world in general and affecting you in some way.

...a reaction to ~ events...

Such events occur only when the ~ conditions are favorable.

ADJ: ADJ n

4.

External experts, for example ~ examiners, come into an organization from outside in order to do a particular job fairly and impartially, or to check that a particular job was done properly. (mainly BRIT)

= outside

ADJ: ADJ n

~ly

There must be ~ly moderated tests.

ADV: ADV -ed

5.

If medicine is for ~ use, it is intended to be used only on the outside of your body, and not to be eaten or drunk.

PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v

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