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"
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
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'internal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1516
Written Corpus Frequency
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He's conducting an internal inquiry.
He has this internal relentlessness.
Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.
Some Wall Street analysts internal synergy goals are much higher.
For stability, an internal (candidate) sounds better, but who knows.
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Translations for internal
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- internCatalan, Valencian
- vnitřní, domácíCzech
- interno, interiorSpanish
- درونی, داخلیPersian
- sisäinen, sisä-Finnish
- интерен, внатрешенMacedonian
- intern, binnenlands, inwendigDutch
- internNorwegian Nynorsk
- ùnutrašnjī, ȉntērnī, ùnutārnjīSerbo-Croatian
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