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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
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The ability to preserve bony vascularization and the possible enhancement of intra-articular visualization has led to expanding indications for arthroscopic reduction and internal fixation (ARIF).
An additional left humerus open reduction internal fixation and a right iliac crest bone graft were performed.
Tibial fracture in a cross bred dog was treated successfully through open reduction and internal fixation with Dynamic Compression Plate.
The inpatient records of patients with Schatzker types V and VI tibial plateau fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation between February 2009 and March 2013 were searched from medical record section of the institution.
Brazil posts some of the strongest growth rates for both internal fixation and external fixation.
[16] published their experience of their technique of open reduction and rigid internal fixation using titanium plates in 50 patients achieving similar results of 98% bony union.
Comminuted intra-articular fracture of the distal radius: results of early open reduction and internal fixation. Singapore Med J 1992;33:612-5.
To treat established scaphoid nonunion in skeletally immature patients, several reports recommend surgical treatment with internal fixation and bone grafting, because internal fixation with a screw for the scaphoid does not interfere scaphoid maturation (Mintzer et al.
Advantages of rigid internal fixation include avoidance of MMF, early functioning of the mandible, increased patient satisfaction, shorter periods of hospitalization, and earlier return to the workplace.
A section of special topics contains chapters on endoscopic open reduction and internal fixation of condylar fractures, pediatric condylar fractures, and postoperative physiotherapy after condylar fracture surgery.
"Thus, surgery in the form of open reduction and internal fixation plus or minus bone grafting is rarely if ever indicated."
The patient was operated on and the tibial fracture was fixed using close reduction and internal fixation with a plate and screws and the neck of femur was fixed using a hip compression screw with side plate and supplemental screw.