Interior screw
Interior In*te"ri*or, a. [L., compar. fr. inter between: cf. F. int['e]rieur. See {Inter-}, and cf. {Intimate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; -- opposed to {exterior}, or {superficial}; as, the interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball. [1913 Webster]

2. Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland; as, the interior parts of a region or country. [1913 Webster]

{Interior angle} (Geom.), an angle formed between two sides, within any rectilinear figure, as a polygon, or between two parallel lines by these lines and another intersecting them; -- called also {internal angle}.

{Interior planets} (Astron.), those planets within the orbit of the earth.

{Interior screw}, a screw cut on an interior surface, as in a nut; a female screw.

Syn: Internal; inside; inner; inland; inward. [1913 Webster]


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  • Interior — In*te ri*or, a. [L., compar. fr. inter between: cf. F. int[ e]rieur. See {Inter }, and cf. {Intimate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; opposed to {exterior}, or {superficial}; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Interior angle — Interior In*te ri*or, a. [L., compar. fr. inter between: cf. F. int[ e]rieur. See {Inter }, and cf. {Intimate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; opposed to {exterior}, or {superficial}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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