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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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For example, the "internality" scale on the ASQ and EASQ yielded reliability coefficients of only .33 (Cutrona, Russell, & Jones, 1985) and .46 (Peterson et al., 1982).
The first meme was called the NPC meme and it has a caption that says: "Out there in the world, there are literal NPCs--the term for non-playable characters in video games--who have no internality whatsoever".
Overcritical internality may further progressivism, not protect against it.
She works as a poet and a woman to understand the internality of Kurdish identity.
Disembedded from lifeworlds, (10) they are part of assemblage of organic-machinic crops that embody what Jason Moore theorises as a 'double internality', defined as capitalist activities that extract from the living processes of nature and, conversely, species ecologies infused with capitalist projects.
To be aware of our "internality" is something new, to which the certainty of being prisoners on planet Earth necessarily follows.
They also rated interactive factors in the elaboration of positive outcomes and the internality of the imagined obstacles to determine the contribution of mental contrasting content.
After all, if our argument is not to be taken as question-begging we should say more about the relations of internality (to an agent's psychology) which are constitutive of an agent's personal practical identity and those which are not.
Grounding, Explanation, and the Limit of Internality, JON ERLING LITLAND
Offering the party has an intrinsic instantaneous utility but it also produces a positive internality because it raises the host's status for next period.
In the final case study, Gitelman turns to portable document format (PDF) files, seeing them as electronic documents bound by and 'near print', in the mode of 'internality' and, mythically, 'beyond paper' (pp.