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Meaning of “outward” in the English Dictionary

"outward" in British English

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outwardadjective

uk   /ˈaʊt.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/
  • outward adjective (ON OUTSIDE)

[before noun] relating to how ​people, ​situations, or things ​seem to be, ​rather than how they are inside: The outward appearance of the ​building has not ​changed at all in 200 ​years. If he is ​suffering, he ​certainlyshows no outward sign of it. To all outward appearances everything was ​fine, but under the ​surface the ​marriage was very ​shaky.
  • outward adjective (GOING AWAY)

away from the ​centre: outward ​investment (= ​investment in other ​companies/​countries) We have the ​chance to ​build an outward-​lookingEurope that ​lives up to ​itsglobalresponsibilities. [before noun] going towards a ​particularplace, ​rather than ​returning from it: The outward ​flight/​journey took eight ​hours.
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outwardly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Outwardly, he ​seemedhappy enough.

outward[adverb]

uk   /ˈaʊt.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/
(Definition of outward from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outward" in American English

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outwardadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɑʊt·wərd/
relating to how ​people, ​situations, or things ​seem to be, ​rather than how they are inside: There were no outward ​signs that she was ​injured.
outwardly
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈɑʊt·wərd·li/
Outwardly, he ​seemed confident, but he was ​full of ​doubt.

outwardadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɑʊt·wərd/ (also outwards,  /ˈɑʊt·wərdz/ )
away from a ​particularplace or toward the ​outside: The ​dooropens outward.
(Definition of outward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"outward" in Business English

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outwardadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈaʊtwəd/
ECONOMICS relating to ​money that is ​invested or ​spent in ​foreign countries, rather than in your own country : Any such ​fall would ​drive the ​dollarevenlower, ​triggering further outward ​capitalflows.
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(Definition of outward from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “outward”
in Arabic خارِجي…
in Korean 표면상의…
in Portuguese exterior, externo…
in Catalan extern…
in Japanese 外見上の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 外面的, 外表的,外面的…
in Turkish dış, harici…
in Russian внешний, видимый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 外面的, 外表的,外面的…
in Italian esteriore…
in Polish zewnętrzny, widoczny…
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