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Meaning of internal by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Medieval Latin internālis ( “of or pertaining to the inner part” ), from Latin internus ( “internal” ) + -ālis .


    • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )nəl


    internal ( comparative more internal, superlative most internal )

    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, state or other political community .
      The nation suffered from internal conflicts
    4. concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation
      An internal investigation was conducted



    External links

    • internal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • internal in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • internal at OneLook Dictionary Search

Explanation of internal by Wordnet Dictionary


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

    2. internal organs
      internal mechanism of a toy
      internal party maneuvering
    3. located inward

    4. an internal sense of rightousness- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
    5. inside the country

    6. the nation's internal politics
    7. occurring within an institution or community

    8. innermost or essential

    9. the internal contradictions of the theory