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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.
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|Noun||1.||internality - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch|
introversion - (psychology) an introverted disposition; concern with one's own thoughts and feelings
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