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.
Internal generally refers to something that is located within or inside something else, whether it's a physical object, a system, an organization or a living body. It can also refer to properties, activities or processes occurring or situated within the specified limits, boundaries or spaces. It could also refer to thoughts or feelings that exist inside a person's mind and are not expressed or shown to other people. The precise meaning often depends on the specific context in which it is used.
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
Half of all the smartphone users we talked to believe that internal sensors will give updates on their health and well-being in only three years, it’s a bit like wearables, but internal sensors in our bodies will be the new wearables. It doesn’t even stop there, he added. When you start asking questions about this, you realize eight out of 10 smartphone owners would like to augment things like sensory perception and cognitive ability with technology. So you have interest in things like vision, memory and hearing and, to me, that is quite surprising.
Gonzalo (...) stood out as a strong internal candidate during an extensive and rigorous search process led by the Supervisory Board, that considered both external and internal candidates.
What was significant about the laughter . . . was not just the fact that it provides internal exercise for a person . . .a form of jogging for the innards, but that it creates a mood in which the other positive emotions can be put to work, too.
For most of these countries, the over-involvement by the army in the internal affairs of the state has become acceptable, but when it comes to foreign intervention, it becomes problematic, we're seeing the Egyptian army focus on the Sinai and its internal problems, we're seeing the Syrian army doing that, and in Yemen it's almost seen as the Saudi army cleaning up their own backyard -- but not really intervention on the international level.
Internal resistance hinders our progress. Once we learn to overcome this internal resistance we can break any glass ceiling.
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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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