Definition of Externality

1. Noun. The quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior. "The outwardness of the world"

Exact synonyms: Outwardness
Specialized synonyms: Worldliness
Generic synonyms: Position, Spatial Relation
Derivative terms: External, External
Antonyms: Inwardness



Definition of Externality

1. n. State of being external; exteriority

Definition of Externality

1. Noun. The state of being external or externalized. ¹

2. Noun. A thing that is external relative to something else. ¹

3. Noun. (economics countable) An impact, positive or negative, on any party not involved in a given economic transaction or act. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Externality

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Medical Definition of Externality

1. State of being external; exteriority; separation from the perceiving mind. "Pressure or resistance necessarily supposes externality in the thing which presses or resists." (A. Smith) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Externality

external wall of cochlear duct
external world
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externality (current term)
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Literary usage of Externality

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1. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"According to the contrary view, rela- from the tions penetrate, possess, and compromise their externality terms, so that it is impossible to separate the of ..."

2. Psychology; Or, The Science of Mind by Oliver S. Munsell (1880)
"Its Relations to externality.—The relations of taste to externality, may, ... How far space or externality is involved in the functions of the true ..."

3. Hegel's Doctrine of Reflection: Being a Paraphrase and a Commentary by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1881)
"This means, as has been shown, the annulment of externality and the determining of it to be that in which force is identical with itself. ..."

4. Mental Philosophy: Embracing the Three Departments of the Intellect by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1869)
"Origin of the idea of externality. In giving an account of the origin of ideas, it is proper, in this connexion, to refer to the ..."

5. Lectures on the Philosophy of Law: Together with Whewell and Hegel, and by James Hutchison Stirling (1873)
"The spectral perceptive forms of space and time again do not exist for him in that character: they are the universals of externality, but externality to him ..."

6. An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry by Bertrand Russell (1897)
"We have hitherto spoken of externality as a relation, and in a sense such a ... externality, when predicated of anything, is an adjective of that thing, ..."

7. Fundamental Sources of Efficiency by Fletcher Durell (1914)
"What we may term matrix externality is often expressed by the word "environment". It is frequently useful to characterize an externality by means of the ..."

8. Fundamental Sources of Efficiency by Fletcher Durell (1914)
"It is also well to remember that in externality as well as in each of the other ... externality It may also be well in this connection to point out the ..."

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