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internal adj
1 happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering" [ant: external]
2 occurring within an institution or community; "intragroup squabbling within the corporation" [syn: intragroup]
3 inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics" [syn: home(a), interior(a), national]
4 located inward; "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. [syn: inner, interior]
5 innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter" [syn: inner, intimate]

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Adjective

  1. inside of something
    We saw the internal compartments
  2. within the body
    Her bleeding was internal
  3. concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation
    The nation suffered from internal conflicts
  4. concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation
    An internal investigation was conducted

Translations

inside of something
within the body
concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation
concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation

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