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English definition of “external”

external

adjective     /ɪkˈstɜː.nəl/ US  /-ˈstɝː-/
B2 of, on, for, or coming from the outside: the external walls of the house Female kangaroos carry their young in pouches that are external to their bodies. This cream is for external use only (= it must not be put inside the body). In later years, his paintings began to show a number of external influences (= influences coming from other people). Most news magazines have a section devoted to external affairs (= foreign news). You shouldn't judge people by their external appearances (= what they appear to be like). → See also exterior adjectiveFrom, out and outside externally     /-i/ adverb Externally the house is in need of repair. Externally she appeared calm, but inside she was furious.From, out and outside
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