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Webster 1913 Edition


Extern

Ex-tern′

,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
externe
. See
External
.]
External; outward; not inherent.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Ex-tern′

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
externe
.]
1.
A pupil in a seminary who lives without its walls; a day scholar.
2.
Outward form or part; exterior.
[R.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Extern

EXTERN'

,
Adj.
[L. externus. External; outward; visible.
1.
Without itself; not inherent; not intrinsic. [Little used.]

Definition 2022


extern

extern

English

Noun

extern (plural externs)

  1. A person affiliated with an institution in a lesser capacity, for example, as a non-resident or as a part-time affiliate.
  2. Outward form or part; exterior.

Adjective

extern (comparative more extern, superlative most extern)

  1. (obsolete, rare) External; outward; not inherent.
    "Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,/ But seeming so, for my particular end,/For when my outward action doth demonstrate/The native act and figure of my heart/In complement extern, 'tis not long after/But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve/For daws to peck at." (Othello, Act 1, Scene 1)

References


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin externus.

Pronunciation

  • (Eastern Catalan) IPA(key): [əsˈtɛɾn]
  • (Western Catalan) IPA(key): [esˈtɛɾn]

Adjective

extern m (feminine externa, masculine plural externs, feminine plural externes)

  1. external
  2. inessential
  3. (education) off-campus (pertaining to a student who is at a school only during classes)
  4. (geology) Pertaining to foreland, the zone where material eroded from a mountain chain is deposited.

Synonyms

  • (inessential): inessencial

Antonyms

Hyponyms

  • (external): aliè (external to a social group)

See also

Noun

extern m (plural externs, feminine externa)

  1. (education) off-campus student

Antonyms


Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

extern (not comparable)

  1. external
  2. exterior

Inflection

Inflection of extern
uninflected extern
inflected externe
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial extern
indefinite m./f. sing. externe
n. sing. extern
plural externe
definite externe
partitive externs

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

extern (not comparable)

  1. external

Declension


Romanian

Etymology

French externe, Latin externus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [eksˈtern]

Adjective

extern m, n (feminine singular externă, masculine plural externi, feminine and neuter plural externe)

  1. external

Declension

Antonyms


Swedish

Adjective

extern

  1. external

Declension

Inflection of extern
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular extern mer extern mest extern
Neuter singular externt mer externt mest externt
Plural externa mer externa mest externa
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 externe mer externe mest externe
All externa mer externa mest externa
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.