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ex·ter·nal

 (ĭk-stûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to, existing on, or connected with the outside or an outer part; exterior.
2. Suitable for application to the outside: external paints.
3. Existing independently of the mind.
4. Acting or coming from the outside: external pressures.
5. Of or relating chiefly to outward appearance; superficial: "An internal sense of righteousness dwindles into an external concern for reputation" (A.R. Gurney, Jr.).
6. Of or relating to foreign affairs or foreign countries: the country's minister of external affairs.
n.
1. An exterior part or surface.
2. externals
a. Outer circumstances.
b. Outward appearances: was charming as far as the externals went.

[Middle English, from Latin externus, outward, from exter; see eghs in Indo-European roots.]

ex·ter′nal·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.externally - on or from the outside; "the candidate needs to be externally evaluated"
internally - on or from the inside; "an internally controlled environment"
2.externally - with respect to the outside; "outwardly, the figure is smooth"
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externally

adverb
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Translations
خارِجِياً
eksternt
kívülrõl hatóan
utan frá; aî utan
haricen

externally

[eksˈtɜːnəlɪ] ADV
1. (= on the outside, outwardly) → por fuera, exteriormente
externally, it looks like a carpor fuera or exteriormente parece un coche
externally, he seemed calmpor fuera or exteriormente parecía tranquilo
2. (Med) [apply, use] → tópicamente, externamente
"to be used externally"de uso tópico or externo
to examine a patient externallyhacer un reconocimiento externo de un paciente
3. (by outsiders) the proofreading is done externallyla corrección de pruebas se hace con personal de fuera
externally imposed conditionscondiciones impuestas desde el exterior
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

externally

[ɪkˈstɜːrnəli] advextérieurement
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externally

adv
apply, useäußerlich; zinc helps healing both internally and externallyZink fördert den innerlichen sowie äußerlichen Heilprozess
(= on the outside)außen; (of person, appearance)äußerlich; (= to the outside)nach außen; (= from the outside)von außen; (Comm: = outside the firm) → außer Haus; externally mounted camerasaußen angebrachte Kameras; externally imposed conditionsvon außen auferlegte Bedingungen; the two models are externally identicaldie beiden Modelle sind äußerlich identisch; he remained externally calmer blieb nach außen hin or äußerlich ruhig
(Pol: = in foreign policy) → außenpolitisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

externally

[ɛksˈtɜːnəlɪ] advdall'esterno, esternamente
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external

(ikˈstəːnl) adjective
of, for, from, or on, the outside. Chemists often label skin creams `For external use only'.
exˈternally adverb
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References in classic literature ?
And not only externally was all in order, but had it pleased the commander in chief to look under the uniforms he would have found on every man a clean shirt, and in every knapsack the appointed number of articles, "awl, soap, and all," as the soldiers say.
intermedia of Strickland, having it bluish); the tail has a terminal dark bar, with the bases of the outer feathers externally edged with white; the wings have two black bars; some semi-domestic breeds and some apparently truly wild breeds have, besides the two black bars, the wings chequered with black.
Internally the reef either slopes gently into the lagoon-channel, or ends in a perpendicular wall sometimes between two and three hundred feet under water in height: externally the reef rises, like an atoll, with extreme abruptness out of the profound depths of the ocean.
After the incident last described, the intercourse between the clergyman and the physician, though externally the same, was really of another character than it had previously been.
And more needles were missing, than it could be regarded as quite wholesome for a patient of such tender years either to apply externally or to take as a tonic.
That fair sufferer soon recovered herself externally; but she remained much depressed all the afternoon.
The Countess Nordston and Levin got into that relation with one another not seldom seen in society, when two persons, who remain externally on friendly terms, despise each other to such a degree that they cannot even take each other seriously, and cannot even be offended by each other.
While the former surveyed the ruins, both internally and externally, with the curiosity of one whose recollections were reviving at each moment, Chingachgook related to his son, in the language of the Delawares, and with the pride of a conqueror, the brief history of the skirmish which had been fought, in his youth, in that secluded spot.
As they confronted each other in the silence of the summer's morning -- both dressed in black; Miss Garth's hard features, gaunt and haggard with grief; the lawyer's cold, colorless face, void of all marked expression, suggestive of a business embarrassment and of nothing more -- it would have been hard to find two persons less attractive externally to any ordinary sympathies than the two who had now met together, the one to tell, the other to hear, the secrets of the dead.
The Dedlock town house changes not externally, and hours pass before its exalted dullness is disturbed within.
Sonia wrote that he was constantly sullen and not ready to talk, that he scarcely seemed interested in the news she gave him from their letters, that he sometimes asked after his mother and that when, seeing that he had guessed the truth, she told him at last of her death, she was surprised to find that he did not seem greatly affected by it, not externally at any rate.
A slave-warehouse in New Orleans is a house externally not much unlike many others, kept with neatness; and where every day you may see arranged, under a sort of shed along the outside, rows of men and women, who stand there as a sign of the property sold within.