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[ou-ter-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈaʊ tərˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
farthest out; remotest from the interior or center:
the outermost limits.
Origin of outermost
1350-1400; Middle English; see outer, -most Unabridged
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Examples from the web for outermost
  • Some galaxies rotate so fast that they should be throwing off their outermost stars.
  • The clear: the crystalline or outermost heaven of the old cosmography.
  • Sepals-The leaves or segments of the calyx, or outermost envelope of an ordinary flower.
  • If there is no one in the row ahead of you, look for a button on the handle of the outermost seat.
  • Whatever you wear as your outermost layer on the torso should be high-visibility.
  • The outermost skin is removed and hinged open to make a chair.
  • The first electrons to go are the outermost ones, because the atom holds them less tightly.
  • About many jazzmen one feels the urgency in them to live, and to live at the outermost limits of human possibility.
  • The flow makes its return trip to the equator through the convection zone, the outermost layer of the sun's interior.
  • It only requires seven or eight cells from the outermost layer of our skin.
British Dictionary definitions for outermost


furthest from the centre or middle; outmost
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Word Origin and History for outermost

1580s, from outer + -most.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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