from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an external manner or position; with reference to the outside or to externality.
  • In zoology and anatomy, away from the median line, or the center of a radially symmetrical form; ectad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an external manner; outwardly; on the outside; in appearance; visibly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb on the surface or the outside
  • adverb visibly

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

  • adverb with respect to the outside
  • adverb on or from the outside


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    Peregrine's Progress Jeffery Farnol 1915

  • JEREMY HOBSON: That's right, Pandit's memo left out what he calls externally disclosed marks.

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  • Fixing ourselves externally is a battle bound for failure.

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  • But it's brought to term externally-or in the womb of an ordinary Daedalan volunteer.

    The Game Of Empire Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1985

  • And though he never failed to maintain externally a certain gentle respectfulness of demeanor towards me, yet it was more the natural deference of the younger to the elder, of the strong to the weak, than the duty paid by a serving-lad to his master's son.

    John Halifax, Gentleman 1897

  • But she, in externally Christianizing the world, permits herself to be seduced by the world; thus her universality or catholicity is not that of the

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • The palace has got in its glass eyes again, and externally is almost entirely repaired; but it is not yet fit for the residence of the president, who still holds his court in the convent of San Agustin.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country Frances Erskine Inglis 1843

  • I am doing a role we call externally 'director of enterprise operations' and internally 'sales excellence director'.

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  • CommonWealth is no stranger to criticism as a so-called externally managed REIT.

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