English adjective: internal
|1.||internal happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface|
Internal mechanism of a toy.
Internal party maneuvering.
|Similar||inner, interior, internecine, intrinsic|
|Attribute||position, spatial relation|
|2.||internal occurring within an institution or community|
|Samples||Intragroup squabbling within the corporation.|
|3.||internal inside the country|
|Samples||The British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior.|
The nation's internal politics.
|Synonyms||home, interior, national|
|4.||internal located inward|
|Samples||Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle.|
She thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it.
An internal sense of rightousness.
|5.||internal innermost or essential|
|Samples||The inner logic of Cubism.|
The internal contradictions of the theory.
The intimate structure of matter.