internal

  • 1 internal — in‧ter‧nal [ɪnˈtɜːnl ǁ ɜːr ] adjective 1. within a company or organization, rather than outside it: • The bank is holding an internal inquiry into the incident. • an internal audit • We have decided to make an internal appointment (= give a… …

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  • 2 Internal — In*tern al, a. [L. internus; akin to interior. See {Interior}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; opposed to {external}; as, the internal parts of a body, or of the earth. [1913 Webster] 2. Derived… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 internal — [in tʉr′nəl] adj. [ML internalis < L internus, inward, internal, akin to inter: see INTER ] 1. of or having to do with the inside; inner 2. to be taken inside the body [internal remedies] 3. having to do with the inner nature of a thing;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 internal — I adjective absorbed, domestic, domesticus, enclosed, implanted, infixed, ingrained, inmost, innate, inner, innermost, inside, interior, intestmus, private, under the surface, within boundary lines associated concepts: internal affairs, internal… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 internal — (adj.) early 15c., from M.L. internalis, from L. internus within, from inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )). Meaning of or pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country (e.g. internal revenue) is from 1795. Internal combustion first recorded… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 internal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or situated on the inside. 2) inside the body. 3) relating to affairs and activities within a country. 4) existing or used within an organization. 5) in or of one s mind or soul. ► NOUN (internals) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 internal os — n the opening of the cervix into the body of the uterus …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 internal — interior, intestine, *inner, inward, inside Analogous words: intrinsic, constitutional, *inherent, essential Antonyms: external Contrasted words: exterior, *outer, outward, outside: extraneous, *extrinsic, foreign, alien …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 internal — [adj] within centralized, circumscribed, civic, constitutional, domestic, enclosed, gut, home, indigenous, inherent, in house, innate, inner, innermore, inside, interior, intestine, intimate, intramural, intrinsic, inward, municipal, national,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 internal — 01. Please don t interfere; this is an [internal] matter only. 02. This medicine can be taken [internally] or simply rubbed on the skin. 03. The police are taking action to strengthen [internal] security after the attempted attack on the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 internal — internality, internalness, n. internally, adv. /in terr nl/, adj. 1. situated or existing in the interior of something; interior. 2. of, pertaining to, or noting the inside or inner part. 3. Pharm. oral (def. 4). 4. existing, occurring, or found… …

    Universalium

  • 12 internal — adjective 1 (only before noun) inside something rather than outside: They ve knocked down a couple of internal walls. | the internal measurements of the car 2 inside your body: The X rays showed there were no internal injuries. | an internal… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 internal — in|ter|nal W2 [ınˈtə:nl US ə:r ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: internalis, from Latin internus inward, inside ] 1.) within a particular country = ↑domestic ≠ ↑external ▪ We have no interest in interfering… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 internal — in|ter|nal [ ın tɜrnl ] adjective ** 1. ) existing or happening within a country, not between different countries: an internal flight They were opposed to foreign involvement in their internal affairs. a ) existing or happening within an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 internal */*/ — UK [ɪnˈtɜː(r)n(ə)l] / US [ɪnˈtɜrn(ə)l] adjective 1) existing or happening within a country, not between different countries an internal flight They were opposed to foreign involvement in their internal affairs. a) existing or happening within an… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 internal — interior, internal The differences in meaning and usage between these two words correspond to those between exterior and external (see exterior, external). Interior is a noun as well as an adjective and refers in physical senses to the inside of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 17 internal — [[t]ɪntɜ͟ː(r)n(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ: ADJ n Internal is used to describe things that exist or happen inside a country or organization. The country stepped up internal security... We now have a Europe without internal borders... Mr Kelly posted his… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 internal — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or situated in the inside or invisible part. 2 relating or applied to the inside of the body (internal injuries). 3 of a nation s domestic affairs. 4 (of a student) attending a university etc. as well as taking its… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 internal — Away from the surface; often incorrectly used to mean medial. SYN: internus [TA]. [L. internus] * * * in·ter·nal in tərn əl adj 1) existing or situated within the limits or surface of something: as a) situated near the inside of the body <an… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 internal*/*/ — [ɪnˈtɜːn(ə)l] adj 1) existing or happening within a country, organization, or system Ant: external an internal memo[/ex] They were opposed to foreign involvement in their internal affairs.[/ex] 2) existing or happening inside your body or your… …

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