Foreign

Foreign may refer to:

  • Foreign corporation, a U.S. concept for a corporation that can do business outside its jurisdiction
  • Foreign key, a constraint in a relational database
  • Foreign language, a language not spoken by the people of a certain place
  • Foreign policy, how a country interacts with other countries of the world
  • Foreign film, also known as world cinema, are films and film industries of non-English speaking countries
  • Foreign accent syndrome, a rare side effect of severe brain injury
  • Foreign Policy, an American magazine
  • Non-self,
    • An exogenous antigen that stimulates an immune response
    • A concept in Buddhist philosophy, the "non-self" or "absence of separate self"

Famous quotes containing the word foreign:

    And when discipline is concerned, the parent who has to make it to the end of an eighteen-hour day—who works at a job and then takes on a second shift with the kids every night—is much more likely to adopt the survivor’s motto: “If it works, I’ll use it.” From this perspective, dads who are even slightly less involved and emphasize firm limits or character- building might as well be talking a foreign language. They just don’t get it.
    Ron Taffel (20th century)

    A foreign minister, I will maintain it, can never be a good man of business if he is not an agreeable man of pleasure too. Half his business is done by the help of his pleasures: his views are carried on, and perhaps best, and most unsuspectedly, at balls, suppers, assemblies, and parties of pleasure; by intrigues with women, and connections insensibly formed with men, at those unguarded hours of amusement.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    It tosses up our losses, the torn seine,
    The shattered lobster pot, the broken oar
    And the gear of foreign dead men. The sea has many voices,
    Many gods and many voices.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)