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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: out

outer

adjective
     
out‧er [only before noun]
1 on the outside of something [≠ inner]:
Remove the tough outer leaves before cooking.
2 further from the centre of something [≠ inner]:
the outer suburbs
3 relating to objects, activities etc that are part of the world, as opposed to your own thoughts and feelings [≠ inner]:
His inner conflict is related to struggles in the outer world.

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