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1. external

adjective. ['ɪkˈstɝːnəl'] happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface.

Synonyms

  • outside
  • outer
  • position

Antonyms

  • internal
  • southernness
  • anterior
  • posterior

Etymology

  • externus (Latin)
  • exter (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with External

  • nocturnal
  • fraternal
  • paternal
  • maternal
  • internal
  • infernal
  • eternal
  • diurnal
  • vernal
  • purnell
  • pernell
  • kernel
  • journal
  • durnil
  • durnell
  • colonel
  • burnell
  • bernal

Example sentences of the word external


1. Adjective
Third-person narration relates the story from an external point of view.

2. Noun, singular or mass
They may feel they have two selves, one internal and one external.

Quotes containing the word external


1. Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
- Steve Jobs

2. I've been surrounded by a lot of people who felt that external success would result in them feeling good about themselves. But it just seems extremely unfulfilling to me.
- Alanis Morissette

3. Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. external-combustion_engine

noun. a heat engine in which ignition occurs outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) in which heat is converted to mechanical energy.

Synonyms

  • steam engine

3. external

adjective. ['ɪkˈstɝːnəl'] from or between other countries.

Synonyms

  • outside
  • international

Antonyms

  • posteriority
  • outer
  • outwardness

Etymology

  • externus (Latin)
  • exter (Latin)

4. external

adjective. ['ɪkˈstɝːnəl'] coming from the outside.

Synonyms

  • outside
  • extrinsic

Antonyms

  • interior
  • inwardness
  • exterior

Etymology

  • externus (Latin)
  • exter (Latin)

5. external

noun. ['ɪkˈstɝːnəl'] outward features.

Synonyms

  • feature

Antonyms

  • centrality
  • anteriority

Etymology

  • externus (Latin)
  • exter (Latin)

6. external

adjective. ['ɪkˈstɝːnəl'] purely outward or superficial.

Antonyms

  • inner

Etymology

  • externus (Latin)
  • exter (Latin)
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