1. [ adjective ] happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface

"internal organs" "internal mechanism of a toy" "internal party maneuvering"

Related terms: external in interior internecine intrinsic inside inner inside position
2. [ adjective ] located inward
Synonyms: inner interior

"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

Related terms: inward
3. [ adjective ] inside the country
Synonyms: national interior home

"the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior" "the nation's internal politics"

Related terms: domestic
4. [ adjective ] occurring within an institution or community
Synonyms: intragroup

"intragroup squabbling within the corporation"

Related terms: intramural
5. [ adjective ] innermost or essential
Synonyms: inner intimate

"the inner logic of Cubism" "the internal contradictions of the theory" "the intimate structure of matter"

Related terms: intrinsic
Similar spelling:   internally