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The word internal and its family (internalise, internalised, internalises, internalising, internally) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective internal

What does internal mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more internal / most internal

  1. happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
  2. occurring within an institution or community
  3. inside the country
  4. located inward
    • example: an internal sense of rightousness
    • synonyms of internal: inner / interior
    • similar: inward
  5. innermost or essential

Alternative definition of the adjective internal


  1. inside of something
  2. within the body
  3. concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation, state or other political community.
  4. concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation

Definition of the noun internal

What does internal mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun internal

Glossary of sports

located within or affecting the inside of something, especially the inside of the body (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

between the members of a team (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Internal is a record label.


Internal is a musical group, record producers.


"Internal" is a composition.


Internal is a martial art category.

Phrases with Internal

  1. internal ear
  2. Internal link
  3. internal angle
  4. internal drive
  5. Internal Exile
  6. internal organ
  7. internal rhyme
  8. Internal energy
  9. Internal Affairs
  10. internal auditor
  11. internal control
  12. internal revenue
  13. Internal conflict
  14. Internal Diameter
  15. internal medicine
  16. internal secretion
  17. internal combustion
  18. internal iliac vein
  19. internal respiration
  20. internal iliac artery

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Internal

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Internal. External. Right. Left. External, Superficial. Internal, Deep-seated. USED AS ADVERBS. New Terms. Old Term,.

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

internal defense and development — The full range of measures taken by a nation to promote its growth and to protect itself from subversion, lawlessness, and insurgency. It focuses on building viable institutions ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Internal and external carotid arteries. Features include carotid sinus, and carotid body. Ascending pharyngeal, superior thyroid, lingual, facial, occipital, posterior auricular, maxillary, ...

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

Internal Cutter: A mechanical, chemical, or explosive device capable of severing the pipe from the inside. Internal Filter Cake: Filtration control by particles smaller than the pore bridging size that invade the pores and bridge within the pore ...

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Quotes about Internal

There is an expression now that is commonly used about these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal, because they have connections to the outside world. (Lakhdar Brahimi)
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Scrabble value of I1N1T1E1R1N1A1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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