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    Definition of external in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore externalSUPmost externalSUF-al
    1. Outside of something; on the exterior.
      1. This building has some external pipework.
    2. Not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial.
      1. Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations.
        1. external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom
      2. (anatomy) Away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral.
        1. Provided by something or somenone outside of the entity (object, group, company etc.) considered.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The taxonomy of these species remains complex, in part because of the intragradational character in the external morphology of many thecamoebian species [100 ,101 ].
            • The modal analysis was used to characterize the eigenoscillation behaviour of the structure without external excitation.
            • In January 2013, the government announced that it had reached a deal with creditors to restructure its $544 million commercial external debt, commonly referred to as the “superbond.”
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • External cervical resorption is the loss of dental hard tissue as a result of odontoclastic action; it usually begins on the cervical region of the root surface of the teeth.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -al
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            1. en externality
            2. en externalization
            3. en externalism
            4. en externals
            5. en externally
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of external for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "external" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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