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Meaning of INTERNAL

Pronunciation:  in'turnl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"
  2. [adj]  located inward; "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein; "she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby; "an internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
  3. [adj]  inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
  4. [adj]  occurring within an institution or community; "intragroup squabbling within the corporation"
  5. [adj]  innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
 

INTERNAL is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: domestic, home(a), in, inner, interior, interior(a), internecine, intimate, intragroup, intramural, intrinsic, intrinsical, inward, national
 
 Antonyms: external
 
 See Also: inside

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*tern"al\, a. [L. internus; akin to interior. See
{Interior}.]
1. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface;
   inclosed; -- opposed to {external}; as, the internal parts
   of a body, or of the earth.

2. Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent;
   as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the
   Scriptures.

3. Pertaining to its own affairs or interests; especially,
   (said of a country) domestic, as opposed to {foreign}; as,
   internal trade; internal troubles or war.

4. Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual.

         With our Savior, internal purity is everything.
                                               --Paley.

5. Intrinsic; inherent; real. [R.]

         The internal rectitude of our actions in the sight
         of God.                               --Rogers.



6. (Anat.) Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial.

{Internal angle} (Geom.), an interior angle. See under
   {Interior}.

{Internal gear} (Mach.), a gear in which the teeth project
   inward from the rim instead of outward.

Syn: Inner; interior; inward; inland; inside.

 
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