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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: 'more outward', from exter; EXTERNAL

exterior

2 adjective
     
exterior2 [usually before noun]
1 on the outside of something [≠ interior]:
The exterior walls need a new coat of paint.
2 exterior scenes in a film are filmed outdoors
3 coming from or relating to facts, situations etc other than the one you are considering:
information that is exterior to the text itself

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