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In contrast to the interior , an exterior is the exterior, the outside or the external appearance. The word entered German usage in Goethe's time and is synonymous with the French word extérieur , which comes from the Latin term exterior .


In the livestock industry , the term technically describes the external shape of an animal or the body shape of an animal with regard to “assessment and valuation” .

The exterior is determined together with the interior in the breed standards for breeding. In the case of work animals, it determines the intended use, i.e. for which work a breed or an individual animal is suitable, e.g. B. with the horse as a draft or riding animal.

Individual evidence

  1. dtv lexicon. Vol. 5. dtv, Munich 1980, p. 314, ISBN 3423030550 .
  2. Exterior. In: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Vol. 6., Leipzig 1906, p. 229.