internal

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adjective in·ter·nal \in-ˈtər-nəl, ˈin-ˌtər-\

Definition of internal

  1. 1 :  existing or situated within the limits or surface of something: such asa (1) :  situated near the inside of the body (2) :  situated on the side toward the median plane of the bodyb :  of, relating to, or occurring on the inside of an organized structure (such as a club, company, or state) internal affairs

  2. 2 :  relating or belonging to or existing within the mind

  3. 3 :  intrinsic, inherent internal evidence of forgery in a document

  4. 4 :  present or arising within an organism or one of its parts internal stimulus

  5. 5 :  applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed an internal remedy

internality

play \ˌin-ˌtər-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

internally

play \in-ˈtər-nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of internal in a Sentence

  1. the internal structure of the planet

  2. a patient who is experiencing internal bleeding

Origin and Etymology of internal

Middle English internalle, from Latin internus; akin to Latin inter between


First Known Use: 15th century



INTERNAL Defined for English Language Learners

internal

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adjective in·ter·nal \in-ˈtər-nəl, ˈin-ˌtər-\

Definition of internal for English Language Learners

  • : existing or located on the inside of something

  • : coming from inside

  • : existing or occurring within your body


INTERNAL Defined for Kids

internal

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adjective in·ter·nal \in-ˈtər-nəl\

Definition of internal for Students

  1. 1 :  being within something :  inner The core is part of the earth's internal structure.

  2. 2 :  occurring or located within the body The heart is an internal organ.

  3. 3 :  existing or occurring within a country internal affairs

internally

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Medical Dictionary

internal

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adjective in·ter·nal \in-ˈtərn-əl\

Medical Definition of internal

  1. 1:  existing or situated within the limits or surface of something: asa:  situated near the inside of the body an internal layer of abdominal muscleb:  situated on the side toward the midsagittal plane of the body the internal surface of the lung

  2. 2:  present or arising within an organism or one of its parts an internal stimulus

  3. 3:  applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed an internal remedy

internally

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