From Middle English internall, internalle, borrowing from New Latin internālis (“of or pertaining to the inner part”), from internus (“inward, internal”) + -ālis (“-al”, adjectival suffix); equivalent to intern + -al.
internal (comparative more internal, superlative most internal)
- Of or situated on the inside.
We saw the internal compartments of the machine.
- (medicine) Within the body.
Her bleeding was internal.
- Concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation, state or other political community.
The nation suffered from internal conflicts.
the minister of internal affairs
- Concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation.
An internal investigation was conducted.
- (biology) Present or arising within an organism or one of its parts.
an internal stimulus
- (pharmacology) Applied or intended for application through the stomach by being swallowed.
an internal remedy
- Experienced in one's mind; inner rather than expressed.
- Of the inner nature of a thing.
- Synonyms: intrinsic, inherent
- (Britain, education, of a student) Attending a university as well as taking its examinations.
concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation, state etc.
concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation
Translations to be checked
- “internal”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “internal”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “internal”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
From English internal, from Middle English internall, internalle, from Medieval Latin internālis (“of or pertaining to the inner part”), from Latin internus (“internal”) + -ālis, equivalent to intern + -al.
- IPA(key): [ɪntərˈnal]
- Hyphenation: in‧têr‧nal
internal (first-person possessive internalku, second-person possessive internalmu, third-person possessive internalnya)
- Synonym: intern