exteriors'

exterior

[ik-steer-ee-er]
adjective
1.
outer; being on the outer side: the exterior surface; exterior decorations.
2.
intended or suitable for outdoor use: exterior paint.
3.
situated or being outside; pertaining to or connected with what is outside: the exterior territories of a country.
noun
4.
the outer surface or part; outside.
5.
outward form or appearance: She has a placid exterior, but inside she is tormented.
6.
Mathematics. the collection of points not contained in the closure of a given set.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin, comparative of exter or exterus on the outside, outward. See ex-1

exteriorly, adverb


1. outward, outside, external, superficial. 3. outlying, extraneous, foreign; extrinsic. 4. face. 5. mien, aspect.


1, 4. interior.
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exterior (ɪkˈstɪərɪə)
 
n
1.  a part, surface, or region that is on the outside
2.  the observable outward behaviour or appearance of a person
3.  a film or scene shot outside a studio
 
adj
4.  of, situated on, or suitable for the outside: exterior cleaning
5.  coming or acting from without; external: exterior complications
6.  of or involving foreign nations
 
[C16: from Latin, comparative of exterus on the outside, from ex out of]
 
ex'teriorly
 
adv

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exterior
1528, from L. exterior, comp. of exterus "outer," comp. of ex "out of."
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