exogenous

  

Definition

Caused or produced by factors external to a model, organism, organization, or system. Opposite of endogenous.

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  • The deleterious effects suffered by the rainforest over the past several decades are due solely to exogenous factors, chiefly man, and have nothing to do with natural processes .

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  • Sometimes something exogenous will happen that is out of your control and you will have to handle it in the correct way.

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  • If something out of your control takes an exogenous turn you must be able to keep a level head and come up with the correct solution.

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