1. derived or originating externally
    • Synonyms
      • exogenic
    • Antonyms
      • endogenous
      • endogenic
      • endogenous
      • endogenic
    • Related
      • dicot
      • dicotyledon
      • magnoliopsid
      • exogen

Context for New Word

Screenshot of context where found exogenous

While reading Klein (2014) I came across exogenous as a new word.

The contrast of exogenous and endogenous is a good description for many things. Being able to identify whether something originates internally or externally is often the first step at determining how to deal with it.

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:

morose impetus malady equipoise sero- serodiscordant avant-garde ebullient bon vivant epicurean gregarious soporific pedagogy commensurate elucidation ichthyosis salient germane oligopoly rogue acquiescence pedantic gentrification parallax syntony clandestine plenary befuddle beleaguer deus ex machina zygote concomitant heterogeneous parochial obfuscate compendium compensatory time exegesis lubricious proxemics gerontological precipitous progenitor apraxia proprioception bombastic prodigious capricious pernicious elephantine genuflect scrivener chagrin haberdasher fennel cacophony kotow laudable prolific anapaest anathema equivoque amalgam filial mongoloid spastic blustery pastiche agglutination denizen elucidate hagiography amorphous locum tenens sublimation panacea anneal flummox sacrosanct tacit paradigmatic gossamer inflammable sequela liaise mezzanine armature stanchion inculcate Individuate argumentation positivism stymie teleology protean axiology epistemology ontology hackneyed hermeneutics in vitro in vivo conviviality paroxysm sordid nihilism dramaturgy spindrift ab initio idiographic Interlocutor vermiform chauvinism gestalt iconoclastic bivouac chattel anthropocentric envisage inviolable jeremiad nascent despotic tellurian promulgate theodicy hegemony Kafkaesque exogenous cocksure basilar generative idiosyncratic inclement perseverate vestibular lacuna incredulity polemic myopic deleterious centrifugal versus centripetal interregnum peccadillo pusillanimity polyglot rhizome synecdoche Pangloss proletariat anthroposophy valence

The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.

Added to Project:

Reference Author: Klein (2014)

Reference Citation:

Klein, J. T. (2014). Discourses of transdisciplinarity: Looking back to the future. Futures, 63, 68-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2014.08.008