Definition of 'external'
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He will be paid as a full external member of the committee. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Continued risk assessment complete with internal and external audits are essential best practices to complete any compliance programme. Computing (2010)Ivy grows on these boundaries, one of which is the external wall of a neighbouring house. Times, Sunday Times (2017) One is via external controls. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If you want to increase the performance of your walls, adding external insulation is the best option, and will make your home noticeably warmer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What does it matter if external circumstances are hard? Christianity Today (2000)We are looking at ways to save heat by lining some external walls. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We put the external stuff to one side. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This can cause internal and external damp. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This stands us apart from other clubs that have substantial external debt with significant annual interest payments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The inherent contradiction can lead to a rupture given changing external circumstances. Critical Social Research (1990)The external walls of many houses consist of two layers with a gap between them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This applies to both external and internal systems. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)They have reduced their external debts and boosted their foreign currency reserves. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Originally these were external walls and a great hall rose up through both storeys. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)And if they are on the external wall they keep sunlight off the fabric of the building. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An independent external reviewer for complaints. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Libor should in future be based on real transactions, subject to independent external audit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The external debt was restructured, and most creditors settled. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The ministry of external affairs said that the British government was keen to help it pursue other options. Times, Sunday Times (2016)External noise is one curse of public performance whose effects the building's designers have attempted to diminish. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Doctors have given him internal stitches instead of external ones, which should leave him without a scar. The Sun (2012)I feel through something external my role has been changed and offered to other applicants. The Sun (2011)The process of recommendation of awards is undertaken by boards of examiners, on which sit independent external examiners. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I would like to reassure you that we... have engaged the services of an external independent pest control specialist. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'external'
British English: external /ɪkˈstɜːnl/ ADJECTIVE
External means happening, coming from, or existing outside a place, person, or area of activity.
- American English: external
- Arabic: خَارِجيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: externo
- Chinese: 外部的
- Croatian: vanjski
- Czech: externí
- Danish: ydre
- Dutch: extern
- European Spanish: externo
- Finnish: ulkoinen
- French: externe
- German: extern
- Greek: εξωτερικός
- Italian: esterno
- Japanese: 外部の
- Korean: 외부의
- Norwegian: ytre
- Polish: zewnętrzny
- European Portuguese: externo
- Romanian: extern
- Russian: внешний
- Spanish: externo
- Swedish: extern
- Thai: ที่ใช้ภายนอก
- Turkish: dış harici
- Ukrainian: зовнішній
- Vietnamese: bên ngoài
Definition of external from the Collins English Dictionary
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