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exteriority

[ik-steer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-]
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noun, plural ex·te·ri·or·i·ties.
  1. the state or fact of being exterior.
  2. something exterior.
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Origin of exteriority

First recorded in 1605–15; exterior + -ity
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Related Words

area, top, level, face, exterior, skin, expanse, side, facade, coating, surface, peel, covering, stretch, obverse, cover, facet, outside, plane, periphery

Examples from the Web for exteriority

Historical Examples

  • Exteriority does not interest Poictevin, who is nevertheless a landscape painter; intimate and charming.

    Egoists

    James Huneker

  • This feeling of exteriority of sound seems to require transmission through the membrana tympani.