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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
internal
    adj 1: happening or arising or located within some limits or
           especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal
           mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering" [ant:
           external]
    2: occurring within an institution or community; "intragroup
       squabbling within the corporation" [syn: internal,
       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),
       interior(a), internal, national]
    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,
       interior, internal]
    5: innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the
       internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate
       structure of matter" [syn: inner, internal, intimate]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Internal \In*tern"al\, a. [L. internus; akin to interior. See
   Interior.]
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   1. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface;
      inclosed; -- opposed to external; as, the internal parts
      of a body, or of the earth.
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   2. Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent;
      as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the
      Scriptures.
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   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.
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   4. Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual.
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            With our Savior, internal purity is everything.
                                                  --Paley.
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   5. Intrinsic; inherent; real. [R.]
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            The internal rectitude of our actions in the sight
            of God.                               --Rogers.
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   6. (Anat.) Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial.
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   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.
        [1913 Webster] Internal-combustion

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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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