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

  • n. A person associated with but not officially residing in an institution, especially a nonresident physician on a hospital staff.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person affiliated with an institution in a lesser capacity, for example, as a non-resident or as a part-time affiliate.
  • n. Outward form or part; exterior.
  • adj. External.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. External; outward; not inherent.
  • n. A pupil in a seminary who lives without its walls; a day scholar.
  • n. Outward form or part; exterior.
  • n. same as externe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Outward; external; visible.
  • Being outside; coming from without.
  • n. Outward form or part; exterior.
  • n. A student or pupil who does not live or board within a college or seminary; a day-scholar.
  • n. A young physician, or advanced medical student, who is a member of the medical staff in a hospital but attends only during the day, sleeping outside; also, one who cares for patients in the out-patient department or in their homes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there


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

Latin externus, external; see external.

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From Latin externus.


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  • Sister Michael . . . was an "extern." There were six externs at the convent, negotiating with the outside world on behalf of the "interns"—the ones who never left, who spent their days, day after day, until they died, in prayer and contemplation.
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