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in·ter·nal

 (ĭn-tûr′nəl)
adj.
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.

internal

(ɪnˈtɜːnəl)
adj
1. of, situated on, or suitable for the inside; inner
2. coming or acting from within; interior
3. involving the spiritual or mental life; subjective
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or involving a nation's domestic as opposed to foreign affairs
5. (Education) education denoting assessment by examiners who are employed at the candidate's place of study
6. (Anatomy) situated within, affecting, or relating to the inside of the body
n
(Medicine) a medical examination of the vagina, uterus, or rectum
[C16: from Medieval Latin internālis, from Late Latin internus inward]
ˌinterˈnality, inˈternalness n
inˈternally adv

in•ter•nal

(ɪnˈtɜr nl)

adj.
1. situated or existing in the interior of something; interior.
2. of or pertaining to the inside or inner part.
3. acting or coming from within.
4. existing, occurring, or found within the limits or scope of something; intrinsic: internal logic.
5. of or pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country.
6. of or produced by the psyche or inner recesses of the mind; subjective.
7. present or occurring within an organism or one of its parts.
8. to be taken inside the body, esp. orally.
9. away from the surface or closer to the center of the body or of a part; inner.
n.
10. Usu., internals. entrails; innards.
11. an inner or intrinsic attribute.
[1500–10; < Medieval Latin internālis, derivative of Latin internus intern3]
in`ter•nal′i•ty, in•ter′nal•ness, n.
in•ter′nal•ly, adv.

interior

internal
1. 'interior'

The interior of a building or vehicle is the inside part of it.

...the fire that destroyed the interior of the Savoy Theatre.
The car's interior was becoming stuffy.

Interior is often used as an adjective in front of a noun to refer to an inside part of a building or vehicle.

The interior walls were coated with green mould.
I put the interior light on and looked at her.
2. 'internal'

You do not usually use 'interior' to refer to the inside parts of other things. Instead you use internal.

A pig's internal organs match our own in size and weight.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.internal - happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"
inside - relating to or being on the side closer to the center or within a defined space; "he reached into his inside jacket pocket"; "inside out"; "an inside pitch is between home plate and the batter"
external - happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface; "the external auditory canal"; "external pressures"
2.internal - occurring within an institution or community; "intragroup squabbling within the corporation"
intramural - carried on within the bounds of an institution or community; "most of the students participated actively in the college's intramural sports program"
3.internal - inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
domestic - of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"
4.internal - 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.
inward - relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts; "a concern with inward reflections"
5.internal - innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
intrinsic, intrinsical - belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey

internal

adjective
1. domestic, home, national, local, civic, in-house, intramural The country stepped up internal security.
2. inner, inside, interior Some of the internal walls are made of plasterboard.
inner outside, external, outer, exterior, outermost
3. emotional, mental, private, secret, subjective The personal, internal battle is beautifully portrayed.
emotional revealed, exposed, unconcealed

internal

adjective
1. Located inside or farther in:
2. Of, relating to, or arising from one's mental or spiritual being:
Slang: gut.
3. Of, from, or within a country's own territory:
Translations
داخليداخِليدَاخِلِيٌّ
internívnitřní
indreindvendig
sisäinensisä-
unutrašnjiinterniunutarnji
bel-
innanlands-innvortis-
内部の
내부의
vidaus degimas
iekšējsiekšķīgsiekšzemes-
notranji
inre
ภายใน
dahilî
nội bộ

internal

[ɪnˈtɜːnl]
A. ADJ
1. [wall] → interior; [affairs, conflict, divisions] → interno
2. (Med) [bleeding, examination, organ, injury] → interno
B. CPD internal audit Nauditoría f interna
internal combustion engine Nmotor m de combustión interna or de explosión
internal market Nmercado m interno or interior
Internal Revenue Service N (US) → Hacienda f

internal

[ɪnˈtɜːrnəl] adj
(inside building) [wall, pipe] → interne(e)
You should lag internal pipes to prevent them from freezing → Il faut isoler les canalisations internes pour les protéger du gel.
an internal wall → un mur interne, une paroi
(within organization) [dispute, reform] → interne
(inside body) [bleeding] → interne
internal bleeding → une hémorragie interne
The internal bleeding had been massive → L'hémorragie interne avait été foudroyante.
internal injuries → lésions fpl internes
(= domestic) [security, politics, debate] → interne
internal debate → débat interne
An authoritarian leadership stifled internal debate → Un leadership autoritaire étouffait le débat interne.
[mail, phone call] → interne
the internal mail box → la boîte aux lettres pour le courrier interne
an internal phone call → un appel interneinternal combustion engine nmoteur m à explosion, moteur m à combustion interne

internal

adj (= inner)innere(r, s); (Math) angle, diameterInnen-; (= within country)Binnen-, im Inland; (= within organization) policy, debate, investigation, mail, examinationintern; internal examiner (Univ) → interner Prüfer, interne Prüferin; internal flightInlandsflug m; Internal Revenue Service (US) → Steueramt nt, → Finanzamt nt; internal tradeBinnenhandel m; internal telephoneHaustelefon nt; internal wallInnenwand f

internal

:
internal affairs
plinnere Angelegenheiten pl, → Inneres nt
internal bleeding
ninnere Blutungen pl
internal combustion engine

internal

:
internal market
n (Econ: in EU etc) → Binnenmarkt m; (in health service etc, within organization) → marktwirtschaftliche Struktur
internal medicine
internal revenue
n (Econ) → Staatseinkünfte pl

internal

[ɪnˈtɜːnl] adjinterno/a
internal injuries → lesioni fpl interne
internal processes (Geol) → fenomeni mpl endogeni

internal

(inˈtəːnl) adjective
1. of, on or in the inside of something (eg a person's body). The man suffered internal injuries in the accident.
2. concerning what happens within a country etc, rather than its relationship with other countries etc. The prime ministers agreed that no country should interfere in another country's internal affairs.
inˈternally adverb
internal combustion
a means of producing power eg in the engine of a motor car by the burning of a fuel gas (eg petrol vapour) inside the cylinder(s) of the engine.

internal

دَاخِلِيٌّ interní indre intern ενδόμυχος interno sisäinen interne unutrašnji interno 内部の 내부의 intern intern wewnętrzny interno внутренний inre ภายใน nội bộ 内部的

in·ter·nal

a. interno-a, dentro del cuerpo;
___ bleedinghemorragia ___.

internal

adj interno
References in classic literature ?
While these internal revolutions were going on, her external life had been as busy and uneventful as usual, and if she sometimes looked serious or a little sad no one observed it but Professor Bhaer.
Instead of continuing its discontented growls, or manifesting any further signs of anger, the whole of its shaggy body shook violently, as if agitated by some strange internal convulsion.
Pue's mental part, and the internal operations of his head, than the frizzled wig had contained of the venerable skull itself.
This fundamental thing settled, the next point is, in what internal respect does the whale differ from other fish.
But to comprehend it aright, you must know something of the curious internal structure of the thing operated upon.
The conclusion of it appeared to amuse him extremely, for he shook his shoulders and sides in silence, and perked up his thin lips with an air of great internal enjoyment.
My internal hurts were deemed the most serious, since it was apparent that a broken rib had penetrated my left lung, and that many of my organs had been pressed out so far to one side or the other of where they belonged, that it was doubtful if they would ever learn to perform their functions in such remote and unaccustomed localities.
Instead of forgetting him, his behaviour was such that she could not avoid the internal suggestion of "Can it really be as my brother imagined?
I have the strongest internal conviction that I could act every character in the play -- Falkland included.
Jerry took the letter, and, remarking to himself with less internal deference than he made an outward show of, "You are a lean old one, too," made his bow, informed his son, in passing, of his destination, and went his way.
An explosion of a smouldering volcano long suppressed, was the result of an internal contest more easily conceived than described.
Mine eyes he clos'd, but op'n left the Cell Of Fancie my internal sight, by which Abstract as in a transe methought I saw, Though sleeping, where I lay, and saw the shape Still glorious before whom awake I stood; Who stooping op'nd my left side, and took From thence a Rib, with cordial spirits warme, And Life-blood streaming fresh; wide was the wound, But suddenly with flesh fill'd up & heal'd: The Rib he formd and fashond with his hands; Under his forming hands a Creature grew, Manlike, but different sex, so lovly faire, That what seemd fair in all the World, seemd now Mean, or in her summd up, in her containd And in her looks, which from that time infus'd Sweetness into my heart, unfelt before, And into all things from her Aire inspir'd The spirit of love and amorous delight.
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