Internal
Internal In*tern"al, a. [L. internus; akin to interior. See {Interior}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; -- opposed to {external}; as, the internal parts of a body, or of the earth. [1913 Webster]

2. Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent; as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual. [1913 Webster]

With our Savior, internal purity is everything. --Paley. [1913 Webster]

5. Intrinsic; inherent; real. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The internal rectitude of our actions in the sight of God. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

6. (Anat.) Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial. [1913 Webster]

{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]


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