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Meaning & Definition of External in English

English

External

/ɪkstərnəl/

noun

1. Outward features

  • "He enjoyed the solemn externals of religion"
    synonym:
  • external

adjective

1. Happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface

  • "The external auditory canal"
  • "External pressures"
    synonym:
  • external

2. Coming from the outside

  • "Extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"
  • "Relying upon an extraneous income"
  • "Disdaining outside pressure groups"
    synonym:
  • external
  • ,
  • extraneous
  • ,
  • outside

3. From or between other countries

  • "External commerce"
  • "International trade"
  • "Developing nations need outside help"
    synonym:
  • external
  • ,
  • international
  • ,
  • outside(a)

4. Purely outward or superficial

  • "External composure"
  • "An external concern for reputation"- a.r.gurney,jr.
    synonym:
  • external

Examples of using

Tom is using an external hard disk.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.