Definition for EX-TERN'AL

EX-TERN'AL, a. [L. externus; It. esterno; Sp. externo.]

  1. Outward; exterior; as, the external surface of a body; opposed to internal.
  2. Outward; not intrinsic; not being within; as, external objects; external causes or effects.
  3. Exterior; visible; apparent; as, external deportment.
  4. Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations; as, external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom. External taxes, are duties or imposts laid on goods imported into a country. – Federalist.

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