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/ikˈstərnl/

Adjective

1. Outside of something. (wiktionary.org)

2. Happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

3. Relating to or denoting a medicine or similar substance for use on the outside of the body. (Google Dictionary)

Noun

1. The outward features of something. (Google Dictionary)

2. Features which are only superficial; inessentials. (Google Dictionary)

Word origin: From Middle French externe or directly from Latin externus “outside, outward” (from exterus) + -al


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