Definition of outermost in English:

outermost

adjective

  • [attributive] Farthest from the center.

    ‘the outermost layer of the earth’
    • ‘Earlier, we stressed that lactase is located on the outermost surface of the intestinal cells.’
    • ‘Carbon atoms have four outermost electrons and need eight to be more stable.’
    • ‘The city centre is Zone 1 and the outermost suburbs are Zone 6.’
    • ‘Comets originate in the Oort Cloud, which lies beyond the orbit of the outermost planet.’
    • ‘The digit's outermost bone, the distal phalanx, can also yield some clues.’
    • ‘We see the outermost layers of clouds, which are probably composed of icy crystals of methane.’
    • ‘He explains that if you strip off the outermost layers, frequently they are as good as new.’
    • ‘As a result of this setup, low gear is when the belt is at the innermost radius of the driving pulley and the outermost surface of the driven pulley; high gear is when the belt is at the top of the driving pulley and the bottom of the driven pulley.’
    • ‘Only the outermost two or three cell layers and the inner epidermis remain compact at anthesis.’
    • ‘For example, screeners would not have to pat down ‘those persons whose outermost garments closely conform to the natural contour of the body.’’
    • ‘If you feel the need to share your innermost thoughts and outermost talents with the world, or check out some established sites, here's where to go.’
    • ‘The outermost layer is called enamel, and is harder than bone.’
    • ‘Enamel, the hardest tissue in the body, covers the dentin and forms the outermost layer of the crown.’
    • ‘Oh, and I also think the Congestion Charge should be as extended to the outermost reaches of central London.’
    • ‘There are a vast network of interconnecting buses in most urban centres, out to the outermost suburbs of town.’
    • ‘The outermost cell layer is the epidermis with a cuticle that covers the entire seed coat.’
    • ‘The shoot and three punches of tissue taken from the second outermost scale were weighed and dried for at least 4 weeks at 70°C.’
    • ‘The cries of ‘Fore!’ ricocheted around the course like wayward drives bouncing between the trees that line this course at its outermost periphery.’
    • ‘The jester tapped the onion with his free hand and the outermost layer of skin peeled back.’
    • ‘The outermost layer of skin is swept clean of dead cells, which are vacuumed away.’
    outside, outermost, outward, exterior, external, surface, superficial
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pronoun

  • The one that is farthest from the center.

    ‘the orbit of the outermost of these eight planets’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The system of Sacrobosco, then, had nine spheres, the outermost being occupied by the activity of the First Mover.’

Pronunciation:

outermost

/ˈoudərˌmōst/