outward appearance

outward appearance
what is visible to the eye, exterior

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • outward — outwardness, n. /owt weuhrd/, adj. 1. proceeding or directed toward the outside or exterior, or away from a central point: the outward flow of gold; the outward part of a voyage. 2. pertaining to or being what is seen or apparent, as… …   Universalium

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