Meaning of “outward” - Learner’s Dictionary

outward

adjective [ always before noun ] uk us /ˈaʊtwəd/

showing on the outside:

He had a serious illness, but there was no outward sign of it.
outward flight/journey, etc

a fight/journey, etc away from a place that you will return to

→ Opposite inward adjective

(Definition of “outward adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)