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Definition of "extern" [ex•tern]

  • A person associated with but not officially residing in an institution, especially a nonresident physician on a hospital staff. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extern" in a sentence
  • "The kernel support of shared library under Linux is system call extern int uselib (const char * __filename); which loads an executable image with fixed entry point into memory, just like the ordinary executables."
  • "IT is correct, the function shall have "extern" added since extern means that the function is written somewhere else however, I Invoke it here in my code."
  • "Justification Keyword 'extern' is used to specify external linkage."