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noun [countable] [usually singular] exterior pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈstɪəriə(r)/
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singularexterior
pluralexteriors

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  1. 1
    the outside part of something, especially a building

    There are plans to improve the hotel’s exterior.

    a brick exterior

  2. 2
    the way that someone appears and behaves, especially when this may be different from how they really are

    Underneath that gruff exterior is a very kind person.

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