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inward

[ in-werd ]
/ ˈɪn wərd /
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adverb Also inwards.

adjective

noun

the inward or internal part; the inside.
inwards, the inward parts of the body; entrails; innards.

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Origin of inward

before 900; Middle English; Old English inweard.See in, -ward
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British Dictionary definitions for inward

inward
/ (ˈɪnwəd) /

adjective

going or directed towards the middle of or into something
situated within; inside
of, relating to, or existing in the mind or spiritinward meditation
of one's own country or a specific countryinward investment

adverb

a variant of inwards (def. 1)

noun

the inward part; inside

Derived forms of inward

inwardness, noun
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