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addaword.gifdefinition of extern

US English: someone, especially a doctor, who works in a place but doesn't live there
US English: a student who works in a place for a short time in order to gain practical experience
Oceana's Legal Department seeks current law students who have an interest in ocean conservation or environmental law to serve as law clerks or externs.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/05/2012 10:11:00
Definition of extern from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online


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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