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addaword.gifdefinition of extern

noun
1
US English: someone, especially a doctor, who works in a place but doesn't live there
2
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

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a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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