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outward

[ out-werd ]
/ ˈaʊt wərd /
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adjective

noun

that which is external; the external or material world.
outward appearance.

adverb Also outwards.

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Origin of outward

before 900; Middle English; Old English ūtweard.See out, -ward

OTHER WORDS FROM outward

out·ward·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for outward

outward
/ (ˈaʊtwəd) /

adjective

adverb

(of a ship) away from port
a variant of outwards

noun

the outward part; exterior

Derived forms of outward

outwardness, noun
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