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exterior

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adjective ex·te·ri·or \ek-ˈstir-ē-ər\

Definition of exterior

  1. 1 :  being on an outside surface :  situated on the outside

  2. 2 :  observable by outward signs <his exterior quietness is belied by an occasional nervous twitch — Current Biography>

  3. 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>

Origin and Etymology of exterior

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


First Known Use: 1528


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exterior

noun ex·te·ri·or

Definition of exterior

  1. 1 a :  an exterior part or surface :  outside b :  outward manner or appearance

  2. 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>

1591

First Known Use of exterior

1591



EXTERIOR Defined for English Language Learners

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exterior

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adjective ex·te·ri·or \ek-ˈstir-ē-ər\

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


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exterior

noun ex·te·ri·or

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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adjective ex·te·ri·or \ek-ˈstir-ē-ər\

Definition of exterior for Students


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exterior

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noun ex·te·ri·or

Definition of exterior for Students

  1. 1 :  an external part or surface <the building's exterior>

  2. 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

  1. :  being on an outside surface :  situated on the outside

exteriorly

adverb


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