Definition for EX-TE'RI-OR

EX-TE'RI-OR, a. [L. from exterus, foreign; Fr. exterieur; It. esteriore.]

  1. External; outward; applied to the outside or outer surface of a body, and opposed to interior. We speak of the exterior and interior surfaces of a concavo-convex lens.
  2. External; on the outside, with reference to a person; extrinsic. We speak of an object exterior to a man, as opposed to that which is within or in his mind.
  3. Foreign; relating to foreign nations; as, the exterior relations of a state or kingdom.

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