extern

adjective
ex·​tern | \ ek-ˈstərn How to pronounce extern (audio) , ˈek-ˌstərn How to pronounce extern (audio) \

Definition of extern

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

extern

noun
ex·​tern | \ ˈek-ˌstərn How to pronounce extern (audio) \
variants: or less commonly externe

Definition of extern (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person connected with an institution but not living or boarding in it specifically : a nonresident doctor or medical student at a hospital

Examples of extern in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Nelson plans to spend three weeks in Jacksonville, Fla., working with Fanatics as part of the players’ association extern program. Cameron Wolfe, The Denver Post, 3 Feb. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Coury's recusal came after the court received filings Sunday at 4 p.m. mentioning new attorneys for the first time, including Chris Viskovic, who was the former extern. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 26 Apr. 2021 Law clerks and externs from numerous federal courts shared with us that they had felt demeaned, belittled, or humiliated during their clerkships or externships. Joan Biskupic, CNN, 13 June 2018 The Post reached out to dozens of Kozinski's former clerks and externs for this story. Matt Zapotosky, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2017 That extern said Kozinski also once talked with her about a female judge stripping. Matt Zapotosky, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2017 The externs quickly learned that on the Hill, big moments are usually preceded by a million less glamorous ones. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, 2 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of extern

Adjective

1530, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for extern

Adjective

Middle French or Latin; Middle French externe, from Latin externus

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“Extern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extern. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for extern

extern

noun
ex·​tern
variants: also externe \ ˈek-​ˌstərn How to pronounce extern (audio) \

Medical Definition of extern

: a nonresident doctor or medical student at a hospital

Other Words from extern

externship \ -​ˌship How to pronounce extern (audio) \ noun

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