in·ter·nal /ɪnˈtɝnḷ, ˈɪnˌ/
in·ter·nal /ɪnˈtɝnḷ/ 形容詞
1. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; -- opposed to external; as, the internal parts of a body, or of the earth.
2. Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent; as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures.
3. Pertaining to its own affairs or interests; especially, (said of a country) domestic, as opposed to foreign; as, internal trade; internal troubles or war.
4. Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual.
With our Savior, internal purity is everything. --Paley.
5. Intrinsic; inherent; real. [R.]
The internal rectitude of our actions in the sight of God. --Rogers.
6. Anat. Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial.
Internal angle Geom., an interior angle. See under Interior.
Internal gear Mach., a gear in which the teeth project inward from the rim instead of outward.
Syn: -- Inner; interior; inward; inland; inside.
adj 1: happening or arising or located within some limits or
especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal
mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"
2: occurring within an institution or community; "intragroup
squabbling within the corporation" [syn: intragroup]
3: inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader
responsibilities than the United States Department of the
Interior"; "the nation's internal politics" [syn: home(a),
4: 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. [syn: inner,
5: innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the
internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate
structure of matter" [syn: inner, intimate]