Definitions for internalɪnˈtɜr nl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
situated or existing in the interior of something; interior.
of or pertaining to the inside or inner part.
acting or coming from within.
existing, occurring, or found within the limits or scope of something; intrinsic:
of or pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country.
of or produced by the psyche or inner recesses of the mind; subjective.
present or occurring within an organism or one of its parts.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
to be taken inside the body, esp. orally.
away from the surface or closer to the center of the body or of a part; inner.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
(n.)Usu., internals. entrails; innards.
an inner or intrinsic attribute.
Origin of internal:
1500–10; < ML internālis, der. of L internusintern3
happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
"internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"
occurring within an institution or community
"intragroup squabbling within the corporation"
home(a), interior(a), internal, national(adj)
inside the country
"the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
inner, interior, internal(adj)
"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.
inner, internal, intimate(adj)
innermost or essential
"the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
inside sb's body
***internal promotion; internal security forces
inside of something
We saw the internal compartments
within the body
Her bleeding was internal
concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation, state or other political community.
The nation suffered from internal conflicts
concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation
An internal investigation was conducted
Origin: From internalis, from internus + -alis.
inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; -- opposed to external; as, the internal parts of a body, or of the earth
derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent; as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures
pertaining to its own affairs or interests; especially, (said of a country) domestic, as opposed to foreign; as, internal trade; internal troubles or war
pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual
intrinsic; inherent; real
lying toward the mesial plane; mesial
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'internal' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1516
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'internal' among Written Corpus Frequency: #3174
Word rank popularity for 'internal' among Adjectives Frequency: #185
Translations for internal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of, on or in the inside of something (eg a person's body)
The man suffered internal injuries in the accident.
- internoPortuguese (BR)
- indre; indvendigDanish
- bagian dalamIndonesian
- iekšķīgs; iekšējsLatvian
- bahagian dalamMalay
- indre, innvortesNorwegian
- inre, invärtes, invändigSwedish
- iç, dahilîTurkish
- 內部的Chinese (Trad.)
- nội tạngVietnamese
- 内部的Chinese (Simp.)
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