external external  /ɪk ˈstɜr nəl/


  1. (n) outward features
  2. (adj) happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
  3. (adj) coming from the outside
  4. (adj) from or between other countries
  5. (adj) purely outward or superficial



  1. What I like to do with it: clone my hard drive onto an external FireWire drive for safety or portability.
  2. Given this domestic challenge, Hu has sought a benign external environment.
  3. It can even support an external monitor in addition to its own screen.


  1. Solid Performance in the No Spin Zone: We Put 4 External SSDs to the Test

    We've taken a look at four options for external solid-state drives -- specifically, large-capacity storage devices ranging from 120GB to 300GB that mount via a USB 3.0 and provide lightning-fast data transfer speeds.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. External server disk storage sales drop for first time since 2009, IDC says

    Global sales of external server storage have dropped for the first time since 2009, according to data from research firm IDC. IDC said that first-quarter sales fell in developed markets, causing an overall decline of 0.9 percent year on year in worldwide external server storage revenue. Revenue during the first quarter of 2013 came to US$5.91 billion, down from $5.97 billion a year earlier. The ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: PC World

  3. Worldwide External Disk Storage Systems Factory Revenue Declines for the First Time Since 2009, According to IDC

    Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues posted a year-over-year decline of -0.9%, totaling just over $5.9 billion, in the first quarter of 2013 , according to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "The well-planned and very orchestrated attacks, probably with external linkages, were intended to create a sense of panic by choosing high-profile targets and indiscriminately killing innocent foreigners," Singh said.
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: CNN International

  2. Al-Maliki said the agreement provides for US support for the "democratic regime in Iraq against domestic and external dangers."
    on Nov 26, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: Forbes

  3. "There will be a lot of external references and historical references but for us it`sa game against a decent outfit and we have to win to progress," James said.
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: David James Source: Zee News

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