Meaning of INTERNAL in English


Pronunciation: in- ' t ə r-n ə l, ' in- ˌ

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English internalle, from Latin internus; akin to Latin inter between

Date: 15th century

1 : existing or situated within the limits or surface of something: as a (1) : situated near the inside of the body (2) : situated on the side toward the median plane of the body b : of, relating to, or occurring on the inside of an organized structure (as a club, company, or state) < internal affairs>

2 : relating or belonging to or existing within the mind

3 : INTRINSIC , INHERENT < internal evidence of forgery in a document>

4 : present or arising within an organism or one of its parts < internal stimulus>

5 : applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed <an internal remedy>

– in · ter · nal · i · ty \ ˌ in- ˌ t ə r- ' na-l ə -t ē \ noun

– in · ter · nal · ly \ in- ' t ə r-n ə l- ē \ adverb

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