Internality

internal

[in-tur-nl]
adjective
1.
situated or existing in the interior of something; interior.
2.
of, pertaining to, or noting the inside or inner part.
3.
Pharmacology, oral ( def 4 ).
4.
existing, occurring, or found within the limits or scope of something; intrinsic: a theory having internal logic.
5.
of or pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country: the internal politics of a nation.
6.
existing solely within the individual mind: internal malaise.
7.
coming from, produced, or motivated by the psyche or inner recesses of the mind; subjective: an internal response.
8.
Anatomy, Zoology. inner; not superficial; away from the surface or next to the axis of the body or of a part: the internal carotid artery.
9.
present or occurring within an organism or one of its parts: an internal organ.
noun
10.
Usually, internals. entrails; innards.
11.
an inner or intrinsic attribute.

Origin:
1500–10; < Medieval Latin internālis, equivalent to Latin intern(us) intern3 + ālis -al1

internality, internalness, noun
internally, adverb
quasi-internal, adjective
quasi-internally, adverb
semi-internal, adjective
semi-internally, adverb
subinternal, adjective
subinternally, adverb

extraneous, external, extrinsic, internal, intrinsic.
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internal (ɪnˈtɜːnəl)
 
adj
1.  of, situated on, or suitable for the inside; inner
2.  coming or acting from within; interior
3.  involving the spiritual or mental life; subjective
4.  of or involving a nation's domestic as opposed to foreign affairs
5.  education denoting assessment by examiners who are employed at the candidate's place of study
6.  situated within, affecting, or relating to the inside of the body
 
n
7.  a medical examination of the vagina, uterus, or rectum
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin internālis, from Late Latin internus inward]
 
inter'nality
 
n
 
in'ternalness
 
n
 
in'ternally
 
adv

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internal
1590, from M.L. internalis, from L. internus "within," from inter "between" (see inter-). Meaning "of or pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country (e.g. internal revenue) is from 1795. Internal combustion first recorded 1884. Internalize in the mental sense is from 1884.
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internal in·ter·nal (ĭn-tûr'nəl)
adj.

  1. Located, acting, or effective within the body.

  2. Of, relating to, or located within the limits or surface; inner.

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