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Meaning of extern

ex•tern

Pronunciation: (ek'stûrn for 3 also ik&sylpstûrn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a person connected with an institution but not residing in it, as a doctor or medical student at a hospital.
  2. a nun of a strictly enclosed order, as the Carmelites, who resides inside the convent but outside its enclosure and who chiefly goes on outside errands.
—adj.
  1. external; outer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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