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English adjective: internal

1. internal happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface


SamplesInternal organs.
Internal mechanism of a toy.
Internal party maneuvering.


Similarinner, interior, internecine, intrinsic


See alsoinside


Attributeposition, spatial relation


Antonymsexternal

2. internal occurring within an institution or community


SamplesIntragroup squabbling within the corporation.


Synonymsintragroup


Similarintramural


Antonymsextramural

3. internal inside the country


SamplesThe British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior.
The nation's internal politics.


Synonymshome, interior, national


Similardomestic


Antonymsforeign

4. internal located inward


SamplesBeethoven'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.


Synonymsinner, interior


Similarinward


Antonymsoutward

5. internal innermost or essential


SamplesThe inner logic of Cubism.
The internal contradictions of the theory.
The intimate structure of matter.


Synonymsinner, intimate


Similarintrinsic, intrinsical


Antonymsextrinsic









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