intern

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French interner, from interne (inner, internal), from Latin internus (within, internal), compare Etymology 2.

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Noun[edit]

intern (plural interns)

  1. A person who is interned, forcibly or voluntarily.

Verb[edit]

intern (third-person singular simple present interns, present participle interning, simple past and past participle interned)

  1. (transitive) To imprison somebody, usually without trial.
    The US government interned thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
    • 1989 October 15, Vivien Raynor, “Interned Artists, Devoid of Grievance”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      That description was of a camp at the Tanforan Racetrack near San Francisco, one of several centers in California where Japanese and Japanese-American residents (Issei and Nisei) were held before being interned in areas remote from the West Coast.
    1. (of a state, especially a neutral state) To confine or hold (foreign military personnel who stray into the state's territory) within prescribed limits during wartime.
      The Swiss government interned the Italian soldiers who had strayed onto Swiss territory.
  2. (transitive, programming) To internalize.
    • 2004, Mark Schmidt, Simon Robinson, Microsoft Visual C# .NET 2003 Developer's Cookbook (page 81)
      Strings are automatically interned if they are assigned to a literal string within code.
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Adjective[edit]

intern (comparative more intern, superlative most intern)

  1. (archaic) Internal.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French interne (inner, internal), from Latin internus (within, internal), from inter (between); compare etymology 1.

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intern (plural interns)

  1. A student or recent graduate who works in order to gain experience in their chosen field.
    • 1994 November 6, William Goss, “Interning For Pleasure And Profit”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Students know that working as an intern can provide contacts and all-important experience in their chosen fields. And last year, 26 percent of graduates hired by companies had worked as interns, compared with 9 percent the year before.
  2. A medical student or recent graduate working in a hospital as a final part of medical training.
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Verb[edit]

intern (third-person singular simple present interns, present participle interning, simple past and past participle interned)

  1. (intransitive) To work as an intern. Usually with little or no pay or other legal prerogatives of employment, for the purpose of furthering a program of education.
    I'll be interning at Universal Studios this summer.
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin internus.

Adjective[edit]

intern (feminine interna, masculine plural interns, feminine plural internes)

  1. internal
    Antonym: extern

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Noun[edit]

intern m (plural interns, feminine interna)

  1. (medicine) intern
  2. (education) boarder

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

intern (neuter internt, plural and definite singular attributive interne)

  1. internal

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French interne (inner, internal), or directly from Latin internus (within, internal), from inter (between).

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Adjective[edit]

intern (comparative interner, superlative internst)

  1. internal, inside of something, of the body etc.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of intern
uninflected intern
inflected interne
comparative interner
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial intern interner het internst
het internste
indefinite m./f. sing. interne internere internste
n. sing. intern interner internste
plural interne internere internste
definite interne internere internste
partitive interns interners

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German[edit]

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intern (strong nominative masculine singular interner, not comparable)

  1. internal

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Further reading[edit]

  • intern” in Duden online
  • intern” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch intern, from French interne (inner, internal), from Latin internus (within, internal), from inter (between).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɪntɛr(ə)n]
  • Hyphenation: in‧tèrn

Adjective[edit]

intern

  1. internal.
    Synonym: internal

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin internus.

Adjective[edit]

intern (neuter singular internt, definite singular and plural interne)

  1. internal

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin internus.

Adjective[edit]

intern (neuter singular internt, definite singular and plural interne)

  1. internal

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French interne, Latin internus

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Adjective[edit]

intern m or n (feminine singular internă, masculine plural interni, feminine and neuter plural interne)

  1. internal

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin internus.

Adjective[edit]

intern (not comparable)

  1. internal, something of no relevance for outsiders

Declension[edit]

Inflection of intern
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular intern
Neuter singular internt
Plural interna
Masculine plural3 interne
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 interne
All interna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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Noun[edit]

intern c

  1. a prisoner, an inmate

Declension[edit]

Declension of intern 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative intern internen interner internerna
Genitive interns internens interners internernas

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