Origin of internal
Examples from the Web for internals
If you look beyond those top-line numbers, some of the internals, as they call them, are just awful for Romney.The Last Plutocrat the Republicans Will Nominate for a While|Michael Tomasky|September 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The internals of the new Des Moines Register poll tell the tale.Why Mitt Romney Is Winning, and Rick Perry Is Losing|Andrew Romano|January 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So, looking around for a set of George Washingtons and Thomas Jeffersons among the internals: They didn't leap up.
The zeal of a good love and the zeal of an evil love are alike in externals, but altogether unlike in internals.
These two zeals are alike in externals, but altogether unlike in internals, 363.
The clock's internals growled the five-minute verge of twelve.A Yankee from the West|Opie Read
They are in externals when they converse abroad and in company, but in their internals when at home or with themselves.
Seizing his hunting-knife, he rapidly removed the internals of the horse, and crept into the cavity himself.The Art of Amusing|Frank Bellew
British Dictionary definitions for internals
Word Origin for internal
Word Origin and History for internals
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.