What does Internal mean?
Definitions for Internal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Internal.
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, nationaladjective
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, internaladjective
"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, intimateadjective
innermost or essential
"the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
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
Etymology: From internalis, from internus + -alis.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Internal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1516
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Rank popularity for the word 'Internal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3174
Rank popularity for the word 'Internal' in Adjectives Frequency: #185
The numerical value of Internal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Internal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Internal in a Sentence
Appeasing the Sony attackers [reportedly government sponsored] isn't a good idea, there is no guarantee that more of the same damaging material, such as employee private data or more internal communication emails, won't be disclosed even with the film having been pulled from release.
Russia as a state has never interfered with the internal affairs of the President Putin, let alone its elections.
European Securities and Markets Authority:
Wei Benhua may not have appropriately performed his role as independent non-executive director as required by the Credit Rating Agency Regulation, since he had limited interaction with the internal control functions.
We are seeing new types of injuries due to Russian air strikes, we are increasingly seeing what we call multiple-trauma injuries because of the bombs and the heavy weapons they are using. There are large burn cases, lots of amputations, and internal traumas.
General Motors boss Mary Barra:
We have studied this issue thoroughly and in great detail, with both internal resources and external experts and it is not in the best interest of the General Motors shareholder.
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- internCatalan, Valencian
- vnitřní, domácíCzech
- interno, interiorSpanish
- درونی, داخلیPersian
- sisäinen, sisä-Finnish
- интерен, внатрешенMacedonian
- intern, binnenlands, inwendigDutch
- internNorwegian Nynorsk
- ùnutārnjī, ùnutrašnjī, ȉntērnīSerbo-Croatian
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