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exterior

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adjective ex·te·ri·or \ ek-ˈstir-ē-ər \

Definition of exterior

1 :being on an outside surface :situated on the outside
2 :observable by outward signs
  • his exterior quietness is belied by an occasional nervous twitch
  • Current Biography
3 :suitable for use on outside surfaces

exteriorly

adverb

Examples of exterior in a Sentence

  1. the house's exterior walls badly need to be painted

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Origin and Etymology of exterior

Latin, comparative of exter, exterus being on the outside, foreign, from ex

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exterior

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Definition of exterior

1 a :an exterior part or surface :outside
b :outward manner or appearance
2 :a representation (as on stage or film) of an outdoor scene; also :a scene filmed outdoors

Examples of exterior in a Sentence

  1. The building has a rather plain exterior.

  2. the exterior of the tooth consists of very hard enamel

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First Known Use of exterior

1591

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EXTERIOR Defined for English Language Learners

exterior

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adjective

Definition of exterior for English Language Learners

  • : located on the outside of something

  • : suited for use on outside surfaces

  • : shown on the outside or surface


exterior

noun

Definition of exterior for English Language Learners

  • : an outer part or surface

  • : the way someone looks or seems to other people : a person's outward appearance


EXTERIOR Defined for Kids

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exterior

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adjective ex·te·ri·or \ ek-ˈstir-ē-ər \

Definition of exterior for Students


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exterior

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Definition of exterior for Students

1 :an external part or surface
  • the building's exterior
2 :the way someone appears
  • His tough exterior hides a soft heart.

Medical Dictionary

exterior

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adjective ex·te·ri·or \ ek-ˈstir-ē-ər \

medical Definition of exterior

:being on an outside surface :situated on the outside

exteriorly

adverb


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