Definitions for interior
ɪnˈtɪər i ərin·te·ri·or
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word interior.
the region that is inside of something
the inner or enclosed surface of something
Department of the Interior, Interior Department, Interior, DoIadjective
the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
situated within or suitable for inside a building
"an interior scene"; "interior decoration"; "an interior bathroom without windows"
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.
inside and toward a center
"interior regions of the earth"
interior, midland, upcountryadjective
of or coming from the middle of a region or country
The inside of a building, container, cavern, or other enclosed structure.
The inside regions of a country, distanced from the borders or coasts.
Sir Richard Burton explored far into the African interior.
The set of all interior points of a set.
having to do with the inner part of something
having to do with the inland parts of a country far from the coasts
Etymology: From interior.
In the context of geometry and topology, the interior of a shape or a set is the set of all points that lie strictly within the boundary of that shape. This means that any point in the interior doesn't belong to the boundary itself. It typically refers to the largest open set that is entirely contained within the shape or set. In a broader, non-mathematical context, the term "interior" can refer to the inside or inner part of something, such as a building, a country (in context to its borders) or a vehicle.
being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; -- opposed to exterior, or superficial; as, the interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball
remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland; as, the interior parts of a region or country
that which is within; the internal or inner part of a thing; the inside
the inland part of a country, state, or kingdom
In mathematics, specifically in topology, the interior of a set S of points of a topological space consists of all points of S that do not belong to the boundary of S. A point that is in the interior of S is an interior point of S. Equivalently the interior of S is the complement of the closure of the complement of S. In this sense interior and closure are dual notions. The exterior of a set is the interior of its complement, equivalently the complement of its closure; it consists of the points that are in neither the set nor its boundary. The interior, boundary, and exterior of a subset together partition the whole space into three blocks. The interior and exterior are always open while the boundary is always closed. Sets with empty interior have been called boundary sets.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-tē′ri-ur, adj. inner: remote from the frontier or coast: inland.—n. the inside of anything: the inland part of a country.—n. Interior′ity.—adv. Intē′riorly. [L.,—comp. of interus, inward.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A word of varied application; as, the interior flanking angle is formed by the curtain and line of defense. Interior radius is that part of an oblique radius extending from the centre of the polygon to the centre of the bastion. Interior side is the line of the curtain produced to the two oblique radii of the front, or a line drawn from the centre of one bastion to that of the next.
A place within.
The interior of the house was elegant, clean, neat, tidy and structured.
Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'interior' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4775
Rank popularity for the word 'interior' in Nouns Frequency: #1711
Rank popularity for the word 'interior' in Adjectives Frequency: #829
The numerical value of interior in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of interior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
As Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal got out of a car, a young man shot Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. The assailant has been apprehended.
Our observations suggest a ball of gas illuminated from the interior, with rays of warm light swirling through stormy patches of dark clouds, convection moves around the clouds of silicate and iron particles, which disaggregate and rain down into the interior. This paints a picture of a dynamic atmosphere of a giant exoplanet at birth, undergoing complex physical and chemical processes.
Cassini and Enceladus really allowed us to see the kind of things we could do with mass spectrometers and, more importantly, with material that's coming up straight out of the ocean, it's a way of viewing the ocean without drilling into it. We didn't necessarily have to land ; we could sit there and and sample to study quite a bit about these ocean worlds just from flying through the material that comes out of the interior. That's what the plumes are about on Europa as well. It's that connection to the interior ocean.
From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it.
In our own beginnings, we are formed out of the body's interior landscape. For a short while, our mothers' bodies are the boundaries and personal geography which are all that we know of the world. ... Once we no longer live beneath our mother's heart, it is the earth with which we form the same dependent relationship, relying ... on its cycles and elements, helpless without its protective embrace.
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- interiorCatalan, Valencian
- Inneres, offener Kern, InterieurGerman
- داخل, درونPersian
- sisäpuoli, sisus, sisä-, sisäinen, sisämaa, sisätilaFinnish
- taobh istighIrish
- belső, bel-, belterületHungarian
- 内部, インテリア, 内装Japanese
- interiørNorwegian Nynorsk
- intern, interiorRomanian
- внутренняя часть, интерьер, внутренние районы страны, внутренность, внутреннийRussian
- det inre, innandöme, insida, interiörSwedish
- లోపలి భాగంTelugu
- Nội địaVietnamese
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