Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Outwardness; externality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. surface; externality

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Surface; superficies; externality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or fact of being exterior; superficiality; externality.
  • n. Something exterior or external; an outward circumstance.
  • n. Exteriorization; externalization; the mental reference of sense-processes to objects in the external world.

Etymologies

Compare French extériorité. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Even if he was "phoning it in" or holding himself back while in rehearsal mode, the exteriority of the verisimilitude in his performance far surpasses most people, even on their best day.

    Ashley Wren Collins: Using Michael Jackson's Legacy to Open Can of Whoop Ass on Youth Work Ethic

  • Considering pure exteriority entails misplacing these proper relations between inside the metaphor and outside, as well as confusing what is proper within the social system and what belongs outside it.

    Wandering in the Landscape with Wordsworth and Deleuze

  • For in identifying difference with negativity, Parmenides insures that the principle by which being is form-atted requires an exteriority, another agency, another principle through which difference is introduced.

    Perception of an absence where one misses something

  • The exteriority of fantasy means that there will always be those who see it as encompassing SF, containing it.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • I was very much influenced by the Veil of St Veronica by Francisco Zurbarán and when the face (of Jesus) touched the veil it left its imprint not painted on top but in the veil, so the veil itself is the reality and it becomes a threshold between the interiority and the exteriority.

    Archbishop Visits Redeveloped St Martin in the Fields Church

  • We have called it body/mind, matter/idea, exteriority/interiority…in reality, it is a matter of the distance between the same and the same, and thus sometimes rejection of one by the other, sometimes a burst élan, escstatic from one towards the other…Strangeness is none other than this strangenes to ourselves, in ourselves.

    Jean-Luc Nancy, the real outside is inside

  • Because if we can be aware of something, we can take control of it; and if we can take control of our exteriority and alter it, then we can also alter our interiority - our selves - which are essentially the same thing.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • On the other hand, a Go piece has only a milieu of exteriority, or extrinsic relations with nebulas or constellations as bordering, encircling, shattering.

    April « 2007 « Gerry Canavan

  • You've mentioned elsewhere that you think of the law as the study of exteriority.

    Aural Argument

  • Most days seek to balance work with play, rest with activity, interiority with exteriority like those words?

    Archive 2007-09-01

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