exterior

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exterior (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the outside parts or surface of something.
    the exterior part of a sphere
    • Shakespeare
      Sith nor the exterior nor the inward man / Resemble that it was.
  2. Being from outside a country; foreign.
    the exterior relations of a state or kingdom
  3. Outdoors.

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exterior (plural exteriors)

  1. The outside part, parts or surface of something.
    The sticker was attached to the exterior of the package
    • 2014 October 21, Oliver Brown, “Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years – sport afforded no protection against his tragic fallibilities: Bladerunner's punishment for killing Reeva Steenkamp is but a frippery when set against the burden that her bereft parents, June and Barry, must carry [print version: No room for sentimentality in this tragedy, 13 September 2014, p. S22]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Sport)[1]:
      [I]n the 575 days since [Oscar] Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, there has been an unseemly scramble to construct revisionist histories, to identify evidence beneath that placid exterior of a pugnacious, hair-trigger personality.
  2. Foreign lands.
    She is our new minister of the exterior

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Catalan[edit]

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exterior m (plural exteriors)

  1. the exterior

Latin[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

exterior (neuter exterius); third declension

  1. outward, outer, exterior

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Third declension, comparative variant

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative exterior exterius exteriōrēs exteriōra
Genitive exteriōris exteriōrum
Dative exteriōrī exteriōribus
Accusative exteriōrem exterius exteriōrēs exteriōra
Ablative exteriōre exteriōribus
Vocative exterior exterius exteriōrēs exteriōra

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin exterior.

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exterior m, f (plural exteriores, comparable)

  1. exterior (located in the outside)
    A parte exterior do carro.
    The outside of the car.
  2. foreign (relating to foreign countries)
    Qual é a política exterior do Brazil?
    What is Brazil’s foreign policy?
  3. (formal) not encompassed by; not related to or covered by
    Este conteúdo é exterior à ementa deste curso.
    This topic is not in the syllabus of this course.

Noun[edit]

exterior m (plural exteriores)

  1. outside (outer surface)
    Contratamos um pintor para pintar apenas o exerior da casa, o interior pintaremos nós mesmo.
    We hired a painter to paint the outside of the house; we will paint the inside ourselves.
  2. outside (the space beyond some limit or boundary)
    Não deixe nada no exterior deste círculo.
    Don’t leave anything outside this circle.

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exterior m (uncountable)

  1. exterior; territory of foreign countries
    Ela mora no exterior desde criança.
    She lives abroad since she was a child.
    Synonym: estrangeiro

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French extérieur and Latin exterior.

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exterior n (plural exterioare)

  1. exterior

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exterior m, n (feminine singular exterioară, masculine plural exteriori, feminine and neuter plural exterioare)

  1. external, outer

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin exterior.

Adjective[edit]

exterior (plural exteriores)

  1. external, outer

Noun[edit]

exterior m (plural exteriores)

  1. outside

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