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n. pl. ex·ter·nal·i·ties
a. The condition or quality of being external or externalized.
b. Something that is external.
2. A cost or benefit that affects people other than those involved in the economic activity that produced it and that is not reflected in prices: pollution and other negative externalities.


n, pl -ties
1. the state or condition of being external
2. something external
3. (Philosophy) philosophy the quality of existing independently of a perceiving mind
4. (Economics) an economic effect that results from an economic choice but is not reflected in market prices


(ˌɛk stərˈnæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being external or externalized.
2. something external.
4. an often unforeseen external effect accompanying a process.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.externality - the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior; "the outwardness of the world"
worldliness - concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs; "he disliked the worldliness of many bishops around him"
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
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Marsh Lecture Series"Socio-territorial Approaches to Health: Neighborhood Effect and Health Inequalities in Two West African Cities'' 12:15-1:15 p.
Unlike absolute size, which is a property characteristic, relative size is a type of neighborhood effect.
Second, our final GS2SLS model corrects for any unobserved neighborhood effect, thus eliminating potential endogeneity because of omitted variables.
Aliprantis's framework improves on earlier methods for studying the effects of housing mobility programs by distinguishing between program and neighborhood effect.
They expressed that the new generation of models is needed to show multi-scale land use system properties and to quantify the neighborhood effect by new techniques, to consider the time dynamics and to create higher levels of consistency between the interdisciplinary approaches and the models of urban and rural land use changes.
In their model, they set the weight equal to 1 if two regions are sharing the same border, or to 0 otherwise, to explore the neighborhood effect.
Fairly established criteria such as home and parcel size, construction, number of rooms and an average neighborhood effect will work.
The effect of public school finance on neighborhood families constitutes a neighborhood effect that structures group wealth and income.
Marsh Lecture Series "Socio-territorial Approaches to Health: Neighborhood Effect and Health Inequalities in Two West African Cities'' 12:15-1:15 p.
Urban location is the only neighborhood effect approaching practical significance with a -2.
The symposium titled, "Opening Doors to Affordable Housing: the Practitioner's Path to Scale and Sustainability," included topics, on the neighborhood effect on communities with high foreclosure rates, preservation of existing affordable housing, building improvements to address climate change, health care and the linkage to affordable senior housing, and sustaining successful permanent supportive housing for the previously homeless.

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