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external

1. Politics of or involving foreign nations; foreign
2. of, relating to, or designating a medicine that is applied to the outside of the body
3. Anatomy situated on or near the outside of the body
4. Education denoting assessment by examiners who are not employed at the candidate's place of study
5. Austral and NZ (of a student) studying a university subject extramurally
6. Philosophy (of objects, etc.) taken to exist independently of a perceiving mind
7. Austral and NZ a student taking an extramural subject
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References in classic literature ?
More narrowly considered, as 'external style,' it designates the author's use of language.
"As this government is composed of small republics, it enjoys the internal happiness of each; and with respect to its external situation, it is possessed, by means of the association, of all the advantages of large monarchies."
The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.
Either then, let us refute this conclusion, or, while it remains unrefuted, let us never say that fever, or any other disease, or the knife put to the throat, or even the cutting up of the whole body into the minutest pieces, can destroy the soul, until she herself is proved to become more unholy or unrighteous in consequence of these things being done to the body; but that the soul, or anything else if not destroyed by an internal evil, can be destroyed by an external one, is not to.
But the soul which cannot be destroyed by an evil, whether inherent or external, must exist for ever, and if existing for ever, must be immortal?
The net result seems to be that, though self-knowledge has a definite and important contribution to make to psychology, it is exceedingly misleading unless it is constantly checked and controlled by the test of external observation, and by the theories which such observation suggests when applied to animal behaviour.
Such things as desires and beliefs, which seem obvious to introspection, are not visible directly to external observation.
All the above characteristics of instinct can be established by purely external observation, except the fact that instinct does not require prevision.
'External auditors are valuable partners in promoting the integrity of financial reports and transparency in the financial sector,' SEC chair Emilio Aquino said.
As against $95.4-billion external debt at the end of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) term, the IMF has projected that the external debt may hit $130 billion by the end of fiscal year 2022-23, showed a staff-level report that the global lender released on Monday.
According to theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF), $27 billion worth of Pakistan's external debt will mature in 2-year - the mounting repayment burden that carries grave implications for bailout package.