Definition of extern in English:
1North American A person working in but not living in an institution, such as a nonresident doctor or other worker in a hospital.
- Three weeks before the scheduled event, residents and externs are required to begin their search for a scientific article that answers clinical questions or raises innovative ideas.
- I worked at the hospital with three more externs, shifting to a new section of the hospital each quarter.
- In terms of skills, externs often function in a role similar to that of a nursing assistant.
1.1A student participating in a temporary training program in a workplace: the opportunity to shadow alumni mentors as externs provides students with experience impossible to gain in the classroom she worked as a judicial extern for two US federal judges
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- Each year up to six students will be chosen to work as paid summer externs.
- This university program does not create an employment relationship between the extern and the sponsor.
- What I and the two other externs didn't know was that each kitchen recruited and ‘bid’ for a particular extern.
2(In a strictly enclosed order of nuns) a sister who does not live exclusively within the enclosure and goes on outside errands.
- In the miniature society of the cloister, numbering between ten and eleven sisters and an extern or two, her success meets some of the same responses a successful worldly artist would find.
- The two other externs, whose duties often prevented them from having time for silent meditation, had also chosen to remain.
- These three sisters are the externs at the convent of St. Teresa in Coimbra where Sister Lucia lived for 57 years.
Words that rhyme with externlady-fern • Vättern
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