Internal definition

ĭn-tûrnəl
Having to do with the inner nature of a thing; intrinsic.

Internal evidence.

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Located, acting, or effective within the body.
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Of or having to do with the inside; inner.
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(anat.) Situated toward the inside of the body or closer to its center.
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Existing or occurring inside the body or a body part.
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Inside of something.

We saw the internal compartments.

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Within the body.

Her bleeding was internal.

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Concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation, state or other political community.

The nation suffered from internal conflicts.

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Concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation.

An internal investigation was conducted.

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Of or relating to the domestic affairs of a nation, group, or business.
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To be taken inside the body.

Internal remedies.

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Of, relating to, or located within the limits or surface; inner.
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Residing in or dependent on essential nature; intrinsic.

The internal contradictions of the theory.

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Of or relating to mental or spiritual nature.
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The definition of internal is something having to do with the inside, inner parts or inner nature.

An example of internal is an internal medicine doctor specializing in Cardiology.

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Having to do with the inner being; subjective.
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Having to do with the domestic affairs of a country.

Internal revenue.

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Innards; entrails.
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Relating to or located within the limits or surface; inner.
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Located, acting, or effective within the body.
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Origin of internal

  • Middle English internall from Old French internel from Medieval Latin internālis from Latin internus from inter within en in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin internālis (“of or pertaining to the inner part”), from Latin internus (“internal”) + -ālis.

    From Wiktionary