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exogenous

PRONUNCIATION:
(ek-SOJ-uh-nuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Originating from outside.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek exo- (outside) + -gen (relating to producing). Opposite is endogenous.

USAGE:
"The key to understanding this crisis -- the worst since the 1930s -- is to see that it was generated within the financial system itself. What we are witnessing is not the result of some exogenous shock that knocked things off balance."
George Soros; A New Motor For the World Economy; The Bangkok Post (Thailand); Oct 18, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The stateliest building man can raise is the ivy's food at last. -Charles Dickens, novelist (1812-1870)

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