In*tern"al (?), a. [L. internus; akin to interior. See Interior.]

1.

Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; -- opposed to external; as, the internal parts of a body, or of the earth.

2.

Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent; as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures.

3.

Pertaining to its own affairs or interests; especially, (said of a country) domestic, as opposed to foreign; as, internal trade; internal troubles or war.

4.

Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual.

With our Savior, internal purity is everything. Paley.

5.

Intrinsic; inherent; real.

[R.]

The internal rectitude of our actions in the sight of God. Rogers.

6. Anat.

Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial.

Internal angle Geom., an interior angle. See under Interior. -- Internal gear Mach., a gear in which the teeth project inward from the rim instead of outward.

Syn. -- Inner; interior; inward; inland; inside.

 

© Webster 1913.

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