outermost

adjective
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

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Basaltic lava, which erupts around 1,100 degrees Celsius (2,012 degrees Fahrenheit), contains magnetite, an iron oxide whose outermost electrons orient themselves along the Earth’s magnetic field. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "Earth’s Magnetic Field Could Take Longer to Flip Than Previously Thought," 8 Aug. 2019 Khaled el-Anany told reporters that work on the outermost coffin, which is made of wood and gilded with gold, is expected to take at least eight months. chicagotribune.com, "Egypt begins first-ever restoration work on King Tut’s golden coffin," 4 Aug. 2019 Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany told reporters Sunday that work on the outermost coffin, made of wood and gilded with gold, will take at least eight months. Washington Post, "Egypt begins restoration on King Tut’s golden coffin," 4 Aug. 2019 The outermost circle of phosphorous has five electrons. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How Solar Panels Work (And Why They're Taking Over the World)," 6 July 2019 The current approach takes cells from an embryo’s outermost layer. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, "New Noninvasive Genetic Tests for IVF Embryos Are in Development," 24 June 2019 The epidural space, which is the outermost part of the spinal canal, contains spinal nerve roots and loose connective tissue. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Paralyzed Man Walks Again With Surgical Implant," 25 Sep. 2018 Parker will be the first spacecraft to fly through the Sun’s corona, the outermost part of the star’s atmosphere. James Rogers, Fox News, "NASA's Parker Solar Probe gets closer to 'touching the Sun'," 6 Sep. 2018 This is essentially a blood clot that can occur when the outermost membrane surrounding the embryo (the chorion) separates a little from the uterine wall, allowing some blood to pool in that space between the two. Amy Marturana, SELF, "12 Causes of Spotting and Breakthrough Bleeding," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of outermost

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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outermost

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of outermost

: farthest from the center of something

outermost

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

Kids Definition of outermost

: farthest out

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