- situated or existing in the interior of something; interior.
- of, relating to, or noting the inside or inner part.
- Pharmacology. oral(def 4).
- existing, occurring, or found within the limits or scope of something; intrinsic: a theory having internal logic.
- of or relating to the domestic affairs of a country: the internal politics of a nation.
- existing solely within the individual mind: internal malaise.
- coming from, produced, or motivated by the psyche or inner recesses of the mind; subjective: an internal response.
- 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.
- present or occurring within an organism or one of its parts: an internal organ.
- Usually internals. entrails; innards.
- an inner or intrinsic attribute.
Origin of internal
Examples from the Web for internally
Contemporary Examples of internally
WoodRocket pays for everything featured on the site, either by producing it internally, or licensing it.Inside the Greatest Porn Parody Factory: From ‘Game of Bones’ to ‘The Humper Games’
November 28, 2014
She is an internally displaced woman who fled her home in Gbatala Bong County due to the high deaths from the Ebola outbreak.Ebola Is Destroying Liberia’s Vaccination Program
Wade C.L. Williams
November 7, 2014
The idea that God fights Satan is both ancient and internally consistent.The Devil and Antonin Scalia
October 8, 2013
An attack might be depicted internally as the United States taking the side of Islamists in Syria.With Britain Out, Allies Abandon Obama on Syria
August 30, 2013
Internally, the procedure is known as “involuntary enteral feeding.”Inside Guantánamo’s Force-Feeding Quagmire
June 20, 2013
Historical Examples of internally
I've got something the matter with me internally that takes the nerve all out of me.The Market-Place
Internally, stimulant and diuretic; twenty to thirty grains.
Tonic, irritant, and caustic; dose internally, one to two drachms.
A great change had come over the Nabob both externally and internally.A Hungarian Nabob
May not in such cases oil externally or internally be of service?Zoonomia, Vol. II
- of, situated on, or suitable for the inside; inner
- coming or acting from within; interior
- involving the spiritual or mental life; subjective
- of or involving a nation's domestic as opposed to foreign affairs
- education denoting assessment by examiners who are employed at the candidate's place of study
- situated within, affecting, or relating to the inside of the body
- a medical examination of the vagina, uterus, or rectum
Word Origin for internal
early 15c., from Medieval Latin internalis, from Latin internus "within, inward, internal," figuratively "domestic," expanded from pre-Latin *interos, *interus "on the inside, inward," from PIE *en-ter- (cf. Old Church Slavonic anter, Sanskrit antar "within, between," Old High German unter "between," and the "down" sense of Old English under); suffixed (comparative) form of *en "in" (see in). Meaning "of or pertaining to the domestic affairs of a country (e.g. internal revenue) is from 1795. Internal combustion first recorded 1884. Related: Internally.
- Located, acting, or effective within the body.
- Of, relating to, or located within the limits or surface; inner.