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1. Of, relating to, or located within the limits or surface; inner.
2. Residing in or dependent on essential nature; intrinsic: the internal contradictions of the theory.
3. Located, acting, or effective within the body.
4. Of or relating to mental or spiritual nature: "An internal sense of righteousness dwindles into an external concern for reputation" (A.R. Gurney, Jr.).
5. Of or relating to the domestic affairs of a nation, group, or business.

[Middle English internall, from Old French internel, from Medieval Latin internālis, from Latin internus, from inter, within; see en in Indo-European roots.]

in′ter·nal′i·ty (-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
in·ter′nal·ly adv.
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Noun1.internality - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
otherworldliness, spiritism, spirituality, spiritualism - concern with things of the spirit
introversion - (psychology) an introverted disposition; concern with one's own thoughts and feelings
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And the two big challenges were the internality of the book and trying to externalise that in some way, and also just trying to condense the sheer numbers of narrative incidents in a way that made sense but which also allowed Reese Witherspoon [star and producer] to be on her own in the film at times.
Not only are they deeply spiritual and reverent they reflect a vivid internality, without musical mannerisms, or virtuosity for its own sake.
Internality versus externality indicates whether the speaker believes the cause relates to a characteristic of the speaker versus situational characteristics.
American Horror Story emerged in 2011 as something of a departure from this mold and The Americans has followed, tempering the FX landscape of machismo with the blend of pathos and action and excessive internality that is the hallmark of melodrama (granted, with its fair share of skull-bashing, pistol-whipping, and naked women writhing about).
For an excellent analysis of the rhetorical production of internality effects in this soliloquy see Karen Newman, Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 1985), 12-14.
Likewise, a change in local law may disrupt some residents' expectations (for instance, to develop their land in the future) but also preserve other residents' expectations (for instance, to preserve the character of their neighborhood): If there were no discriminatory treatment resulting from the change-- for instance, if all residents were subject to the same zoning classification--then one would not normally characterize the law that preserved the status quo as a disruption of anyone's reasonable expectations and, therefore, such a law would not qualify as an internality.
The stability and locus of causality dimensions from the CDS are similar to the stability and internality dimensions of the ASQ.
So we have seen that on the one hand, Hegel continues to articulate the distinction between the realm of freedom and the realm of necessity opened up by Kant, even if rephrased as internality and externality, but on the other hand, he does so in a decidedly un-Kantian manner.
This deals with the significance in a child' s art that arises from the externality or internality of the child.
The internality of the universe to the measurement procedure [section]5.
Internality and externality represent two ends of a continuum, not an either/or typology (Rotter, 1975).