Meaning of EXTERNAL in English

EXTERNAL

■ adjective

1》 belonging to, situated on, or forming the outside.

2》 coming or derived from a source outside the subject affected.

↘coming from or relating to a country or institution other than the main subject: a department of ~ affairs.

3》 for or concerning students registered with and taking the examinations of a university but not resident there.

■ noun ( ~s ) outward features.

Derivatives

~ly adverb

Origin

ME: from med. L., from L. exter 'outer'.

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