Meaning of INTERNAL in English

adj. & n.


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 examinations.

5 used or applying within an organization.

6 a of the inner nature of a thing; intrinsic. b of the mind or soul.

--n. (in pl.) intrinsic qualities.

Phrases and idioms:

internal-combustion engine an engine with its motive power generated by the explosion of gases or vapour with air in a cylinder. internal energy the energy in a system arising from the relative positions and interactions of its parts. internal evidence evidence derived from the contents of the thing discussed. internal exile see EXILE n. 1. internal rhyme a rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and another at the end of the line or in the middle of the next.


internality n. internalize (also -ise). internalization n. internally adv.

Etymology: mod.L internalis (as INTERN)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.