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in·ter·nal

internal

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn tuhr nl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located on the inside; inner.
I don't know much about the internal mechanisms of the computer.
synonyms:
inner, inside, interior, inward
antonyms:
external
similar words:
central, indoor, inmost, innermost
definition 2: of or pertaining to the inside of a body.
The stomach and liver are internal organs.You need a doctor who specializes in internal medicine.There were no cuts, but there was some internal bleeding.
 
similar words:
interior, intestinal, visceral
definition 3: pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country.
The president has been criticized for focussing too much attention on foreign affairs and not enough on internal problems facing the people.The government considered the problem an internal matter and resented outside intervention.
synonyms:
domestic, national
antonyms:
external, foreign
similar words:
civil, interior, state
definition 4: pertaining to the inner life of a person.
Isn't your internal life more important than your material existence?
synonyms:
inner, personal, private
antonyms:
external, outward
similar words:
emotional, inmost, innermost, interior, intimate, mental, psychic, psychological, spiritual
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derivation: internally (adv.)
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