In the C and C++ programming languages the extern directive indicated that the actual implementation of a data object occurs in another file.

Ex*tern" (?), a. [Cf. F. externe. See External.]

External; outward; not inherent.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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Ex*tern", n. [Cf. F. externe.]

1.

A pupil in a seminary who lives without its walls; a day scholar.

2.

Outward form or part; exterior.

[R.]

 

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