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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
alien, apparent, border, circumference, cortex, cortical, covering, crust, envelope, epidermic, epidermis, exomorphic, exotic, exterior, extraneous, extraorganismal, extrinsic, facade, face, facet, foreign, fringe, front, impersonal, integument, lineaments, nonsubjective, objective, open, out, outer, outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outermost, outline, outlying, outmost, outside, outstanding, outward, outward-facing, over, perceptible, peripheral, periphery, public, rind, roundabout, seeming, shell, skin, superficial, superficies, superstratum, surface, top, visible
Dictionary Results for external:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
external
    adj 1: happening or arising or located outside or beyond some
           limits or especially surface; "the external auditory
           canal"; "external pressures" [ant: internal]
    2: coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera
       spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income";
       "disdaining outside pressure groups" [syn: external,
       extraneous, outside]
    3: from or between other countries; "external commerce";
       "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"
       [syn: external, international, outside(a)]
    4: purely outward or superficial; "external composure"; "an
       external concern for reputation"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
    n 1: outward features; "he enjoyed the solemn externals of
         religion"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
External \Ex*ter"nal\, n.
   Something external or without; outward part; that which makes
   a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; --
   usually in the plural.
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         Adam was then no less glorious in his externals
                                                  --South.
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         God in externals could not place content. --Pope.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
External \Ex*ter"nal\, a. [L. externus, fr. exter, exterus, on
   the outside, outward. See Exterior.]
   1. Outward; exterior; relating to the outside, as of a body;
      being without; acting from without; -- opposed to
      internal; as, the external form or surface of a body.
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            Of all external things, . . .
            She [Fancy] forms imaginations, aery shapes.
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. Outside of or separate from ourselves; (Metaph.) separate
      from the perceiving mind.
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   3. Outwardly perceptible; visible; physical or corporeal, as
      distinguished from mental or moral.
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            Her virtues graced with external gifts. --Shak.
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   4. Not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying;
      superficial.
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            The external circumstances are greatly different.
                                                  --Trench.
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   5. Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations;
      as, external trade or commerce; the external relations of
      a state or kingdom.
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   6. (Anat.) Away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral.
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   External angles. (Geom.) See under Angle.
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