Definition of outermost in English:

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outermost

Pronunciation: /ˈoudərˌmōst/

adjective

[attributive]
Farthest from the center: the outermost layer of the earth
More example sentences
  • The outermost cell layer is the epidermis with a cuticle that covers the entire seed coat.
  • Enamel, the hardest tissue in the body, covers the dentin and forms the outermost layer of the crown.
  • We see the outermost layers of clouds, which are probably composed of icy crystals of methane.

pronoun

The one that is farthest from the center: the orbit of the outermost of these eight planets
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  • The system of Sacrobosco, then, had nine spheres, the outermost being occupied by the activity of the First Mover.
  • In all of these cases, the secondary plastid is enclosed by multiple membranes, the outermost of which is apparently a derivative of the original phagocytic vacuole.

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Syllabification: out·er·most

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