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EXTERN'AL, adjective [Latin externus.]

1. Outward; exterior; as the external surface of a body; opposed to internal.

2. Outward; not intrinsic; not being within; as external objects; external causes or effects.

3. Exterior; visible; apparent; as external deportment.

4. Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations; as external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom.

External taxes, are duties or imposts laid on goods imported into a country.