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adjective external pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈstɜː(r)n(ə)l/

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  1. 1
    coming from outside a place or organization
    sources of external financing
    a bureaucracy that is too vulnerable to external pressure
    1. b.
      involving countries other than your own
      the commissioner for external affairs
      our country’s external debt
  2. 2
    on or from the outside of something such as a building or someones body
    external doors/walls
    her external appearance

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an externally funded project


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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