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internal

in·ter·nal

internal

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn tuhr nl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located on the inside; inner.
He looked fine but had some internal bleeding from the fall.
synonyms:
inner, inside, interior
antonyms:
external
similar words:
central, indoor
definition 2: having to do with what happens inside a country.
The president is working on internal matters, such as education and better housing.
synonyms:
domestic, national
antonyms:
foreign
similar words:
civil, interior, state
derivation: internally (adv.)
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The word internal contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.