What does Internal mean?

Definitions for Internal
ɪnˈtɜr nlInter·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. internaladjective

    happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface

    "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"

  2. internal, intragroupadjective

    occurring within an institution or community

    "intragroup squabbling within the corporation"

  3. home(a), interior(a), internal, nationaladjective

    inside the country

    "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"

  4. inner, interior, internaladjective

    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.

  5. inner, internal, intimateadjective

    innermost or essential

    "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"


  1. internaladjective

    inside of something

    We saw the internal compartments

  2. internaladjective

    within the body

    Her bleeding was internal

  3. internaladjective

    concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation, state or other political community.

    The nation suffered from internal conflicts

  4. internaladjective

    concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation

    An internal investigation was conducted

  5. Etymology: From internalis, from internus + -alis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. INTERNALadjective

    Etymology: internus, Latin.

    That ye shall be as gods, since I as man,
    Internal man, is but proportion meet. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Myself, my conscience, and internal peace. John Milton.

    Bad comes of setting our hearts upon the shape, colour, and external beauty of things, without regard to the internal excellence and virtue of them. Roger L'Estrange.

    If we think most mens actions to be the interpreters of their thoughts, they have no such internal veneration for good rules. John Locke.

    We are to provide things honest; to consider not only the internal rectitude of our actions in the sight of God, but whether they will be free from all mark or suspicion of evil. John Rogers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Internaladjective

    inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; -- opposed to external; as, the internal parts of a body, or of the earth

  2. Internaladjective

    derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent; as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures

  3. Internaladjective

    pertaining to its own affairs or interests; especially, (said of a country) domestic, as opposed to foreign; as, internal trade; internal troubles or war

  4. Internaladjective

    pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual

  5. Internaladjective

    intrinsic; inherent; real

  6. Internaladjective

    lying toward the mesial plane; mesial

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Internal

    in-tėr′nal, adj. being in the interior: domestic, as opposed to foreign: intrinsic: pertaining to the heart:—opp. to External.—n. Internal′ity.—adv. Inter′nally.—Internal evidence, evidence with regard to a thing, subject, book, &c. afforded by its intrinsic qualities. [L. internus-inter, within.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Internal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1516

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Internal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3174

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Internal' in Adjectives Frequency: #185

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Internal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Internal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Internal in a Sentence

  1. Purvi Raniga:

    Eternal Beauty is total reflection of internal happiness and joyfulness.

  2. Purvi Raniga:

    Say Yes. To your internal joy. To self love. To your internal strength, happiness and abundance. Each of these qualities will multiply every time you Say Yes.

  3. Environmental Protection Agency:

    Under the Antideficiency Act, EPA must conduct an internal investigation and identify the persons responsible, however, EPA is dismissive of GAO’s legal decision. In fact, even though GAO issued its legal decision on December 14, EPA has not removed from its website the messages that GAO found to be covert propaganda and grass roots lobbying.

  4. Brian Lyman:

    The Alabama Democratic Party faces its own internal disputes and is not in a position to challenge GOP supremacy in the state.

  5. Ayad Allawi:

    Regional security includes not interfering in internal affairs of countries, unfortunately this matter has been ignored, yet it remains an important topic.

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