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Definitions of internal

  1. inside the country; " the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; " the nation's internal politics"
  2. located inward; " Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein; " she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby; " an internal sense of rightousness"- A. R. Gurney, Jr.
  3. innermost or essential; " the inner logic of Cubism"; " the internal contradictions of the theory"; " the intimate structure of matter"
  4. happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; " internal organs"; " internal mechanism of a toy"; " internal party maneuvering"
  5. occurring within an institution or community; " intragroup squabbling within the corporation"
  6. Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent; as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures.
  7. Pertaining to its own affairs or interests; especially, ( said of a country) domestic, as opposed to foreign; as, internal trade; internal troubles or war.
  8. Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual.
  9. Intrinsic; inherent; real.
  10. Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial.
  11. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; - opposed to external; as, the internal parts of a body, or of the earth.
  12. Belonging to the center; interior; inward; not foreign; domestic.
  13. Being in the interior: domestic, as opposed to foreign: intrinsic: pertaining to the heart:- opposed to EXTERNAL.
  14. INTERNALLY.
  15. Inward; interior; domestic.
  16. Situated in the inside; interior; based on essential qualities; pertaining to the mind.
  17. Inward; interior; in the heart; intrinsic; real; domestic; not foreign.
  18. Interior; the opposite of external; pert. to the heart or centre; domestic; not foreign.
  19. Located on the inner side; nearer the middle axis.

Usage examples for internal

  1. Victorin felt a sort of internal chill at the sight of this dreadful old woman. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  2. The hard parts are external, and the muscles are internal. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  3. A brief view is added of the evidences which are of an internal and experimental character. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  4. In addition, I hope the Congress will approve my reorganization plan for the Bureau of Internal Revenue. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. The weapon used- a small, thin, steel instrument- and internal bleeding, account for the small external flow. – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
  6. Henry Dundas, Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1794. In that year Governor Simcoe wrote as follows to Mr. Dundas:- Dundas Street, the road proposed from Burlington Bay to the River Thames, half of which is completed, will connect by an internal communication the Detroit and settlements at Niagara. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  7. He told me it was something internal which could not be accounted for. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  8. Thanks to this thorough understanding of Mademoiselle Gamard's character, and to the science of existence which he had put in practice for the last twelve years, no matter of discussion on the internal arrangements of the household had ever come up between them. – The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac
  9. By internal evidence we mean that found inside of the play itself. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
  10. You must draw up certain points, acceptable to both, and give them your common signature, so that an evidence, at least, of your external agreement is at hand, if that which is internal cannot be reached. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  11. Nothing else seemed to supply the same amount of internal heat. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  12. Doctor thinks there's no question of internal trouble. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  13. You must by no means omit to mount the tower and see the guardian wind it up, for the swing of its pendulum and the simplicity of its internal arrangements will be of the greatest interest. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  14. We wish, however, to depend as much as possible on our internal exertions. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  15. Thus a difference of figure is internal to a difference of mood, that is to say, the same mood can be in any figure. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  16. It is established on the perfect freedom of legislation and a vigorous administration of internal government. – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  17. For internal treatment, purgatives are indicated. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
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