Meaning of EXTERNAL in English

EXTERNAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪkstɜ:(r)n(ə)l ]

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 external walls.

...internal and external allergic reactions.

≠ internal

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• ex‧ter‧nal‧ly

Vitamins can be applied externally to the skin.

...externally imposed conditions.

ADV : usu ADV with v

2.

External means involving or intended for foreign countries.

...the commissioner for external affairs.

...Jamaica’s external debt.

...the republic’s external borders.

ADJ : ADJ n

• ex‧ter‧nal‧ly

...protecting the value of the mark both internally and externally.

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 external events...

Such events occur only when the external conditions are favorable.

ADJ : ADJ n

4.

External experts, for example external 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

• ex‧ter‧nal‧ly

There must be externally moderated tests.

ADV : ADV -ed

5.

If medicine is for external 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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