Meaning of INTERNAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ in-ˈtər-n ə l, ˈin-ˌ ]


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


(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 ˌin-ˌtər-ˈna-lə-tē noun

• in·ter·nal·ly in-ˈtər-n ə l-ē adverb

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