out·​er·​most | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌmōst How to pronounce outermost (audio) \

Definition of outermost

: farthest out

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Examples of outermost in a Sentence

The arrow hit the outermost ring on the target. the outermost planet in our solar system
Recent Examples on the Web During heavy flow periods in spring the plume can extend 100 miles offshore at its outermost edge and as far south as Newport, Oregon. Special To The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Columbia River tribes gain new clout with major acquisition," 9 July 2020 In the outermost parts of the sun, however, material is cooler and more opaque, largely because heavy elements, such as oxygen, absorb photons. Ken Croswell, Scientific American, "An Elemental Problem with the Sun," 1 July 2020 The model simulates a shell spanning the outermost 10 percent of Saturn’s radius. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "What causes Saturn’s strange polar cloud hexagon?," 8 June 2020 The same holds true for the preferred targets of right-wing conspiracy theorizing: antifa, and, in the outermost fringes, antifa supported by a puppeteering Jewish global elite. Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, "The World Was Primed for Protest Conspiracy Theories," 4 June 2020 Glatter said significant damage to the corneal epithelium, the outermost layer of the cornea, could lead to visual impairment. USA Today, "Going to protest George Floyd's death? Here's how to protect yourself against tear gas, pepper spray," 2 June 2020 This implies that large-scale, spatially distributed electrical activity within the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain, has broken down. Christof Koch, Scientific American, "What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about the Brain," 19 May 2020 The outermost wall of the doughnut represents issues of climate degradation—things like biodiversity loss, ozone depletion, ocean acidification, chemical pollution, and more. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "The Dutch want to make big economic reforms with a doughnut," 9 Apr. 2020 While it's generally applied to the outermost layer of skin to relieve itching and reduce swelling, it's also found within other topical and oral medicines. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "Does Witch Hazel Disinfect Surfaces? Experts Explain Why It Doesn't Kill Germs," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of outermost

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Outermost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outermost. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of outermost

: farthest from the center of something


out·​er·​most | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌmōst How to pronounce outermost (audio) \

Kids Definition of outermost

: farthest out

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