What is the antonym of “introrse”?
The antonyms of introrse are extrorse and outward-facing. The antonyms extrorse and outward-facing convey the opposite meaning of introrse, which means facing inward or towards the center.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Facing outward or away from the center.
The anther of this flower is extrorse, meaning it faces outward.
Facing or directed towards the outside or away from the center.
The satellite dish was outward-facing to receive signals from space.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Extrorse is a botanical term used to describe the orientation of anthers in flowers, while outward-facing is a general term used to describe the direction of an object or surface.
- 2Extrorse implies that the anther is facing away from the center of the flower, while outward-facing implies that an object or surface is facing away from the center of something else.
Good things to know
- 1Botany: Use extrorse to describe the orientation of anthers in flowers.
- 2Architecture: Use outward-facing to describe the direction of windows, doors, or other building elements.
- 3Technology: Use outward-facing to describe the direction of cameras, microphones, or sensors on electronic devices.