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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 out·ward·ness /-nəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Out·ward, a.
 1. Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; -- opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer.
    Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.   --Cor. iv. 16.
 2. Of or pertaining to the outer surface or to what is external; manifest; public. “Sins outward.”
    An outward honor for an inward toil.   --Shak.
 3. Foreign; not civil or intestine; as, an outward war. [Obs.]
 4. Tending to the exterior or outside.
    The fire will force its outward way.   --Dryden.
 -- Out*ward*ly, adv. -- Out*ward*ness, n.
 Outward stroke. Steam Engine See under Stroke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: concern with outward things or material objects (especially
           the body and its appearance) as opposed to the mind and
           spirit; "hearty showmanship and all-around outwardness"
           [ant: inwardness]
      2: the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or
         relating to the outside or exterior; "the outwardness of
         the world" [syn: externality] [ant: inwardness]
      3: concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially
         material objects as opposed to ideal concepts); "hearty
         showmanship and all-round outwardness" [ant: inwardness]