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Adjective external has 4 senses
- external - happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface; "the external auditory canal"; "external pressures"
Antonyms: internal, inner, interior, internecine, intrinsic, inside
- external, extraneous, outside - coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
Antonyms: intrinsic, intrinsical (indirect, via extrinsic)
- external, international, outside - from or between other countries; "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"
Antonym: domestic (indirect, via foreign)
- external - purely outward or superficial; "external composure"; "an external concern for reputation"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
Antonym: inward (indirect, via outward)