Ex*te"ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext'erieur. See Ex, and cf. Extreme, Interior.]


External; outward; pertaining to that which is external; -- opposed to interior; as, the exterior part of a sphere.

Sith nor the exterior nor the inward man Resemble that it was. Shak.


External; on the outside; without the limits of; extrinsic; as, an object exterior to a man, opposed to what is within, or in his mind.

Without exterior help sustained. Milton.


Relating to foreign nations; foreign; as, the exterior relations of a state or kingdom.

Exterior angle Geom., the angle included between any side of a triangle or polygon and the prolongation of the adjacent side; also, an angle included between a line crossing two parallel lines and either of the latter on the outside. -- Exterior side Fort., the side of the polygon upon which a front of fortification is formed.


See Illust. of Ravelin.


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Ex*te"ri*or, n.


The outward surface or part of a thing; that which is external; outside.


Outward or external deportment, form, or ceremony; visible act; as, the exteriors of religion.


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