interior

[ in-teer-ee-er ]
/ ɪnˈtɪər i ər /

adjective

noun

Origin of interior

1480–90; < Latin, comparative adj. equivalent to inter- inward + -ior comparative suffix; see exterior

Related forms

in·te·ri·or·i·ty [in-teer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-] /ɪnˌtɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-/, nounin·te·ri·or·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for interior (1 of 2)

interior

/ (ɪnˈtɪərɪə) /

noun

adjective

Derived Forms

interiorly, adverb

Word Origin for interior

C15: from Latin (adj), comparative of inter within

British Dictionary definitions for interior (2 of 2)

Interior

/ (ɪnˈtɪərɪə) /

noun

the Interior (in titles) the domestic or internal affairs of any of certain countriesDepartment of the Interior
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