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Meaning of internal

in•ter•nal

Pronunciation: (in-tûr'nl), [key]
— adj.
  1. situated or existing in the interior of something; interior.
  2. of, pertaining to, or noting the inside or inner part.
  3. oral (def. 4).
  4. existing, occurring, or found within the limits or scope of something; intrinsic: a theory having internal logic.
  5. of or pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country: the internal politics of a nation.
  6. existing solely within the individual mind: internal malaise.
  7. coming from, produced, or motivated by the psyche or inner recesses of the mind; subjective: an internal response.
  8. inner; not superficial; away from the surface or next to the axis of the body or of a part: the internal carotid artery.
  9. present or occurring within an organism or one of its parts: an internal organ.
—n.
  1. Usually,entrails; innards.
  2. an inner or intrinsic attribute.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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