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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTERNAL

The exterior is not remarkable, but the beauty of the internal ornament is most striking.

While the mill was at rest he pried into its internal machinery.

Norman windows have only one splay on the internal side of the building.

She believed the death of Jonas was a judgment on them for their internal dissensions.

It is by "internal evidence," observe, that we decide upon the mind.

This is made from a piece of brass tubing with an internal diameter of 3/4 inch.

Apparently the fall he had sustained had done him some internal injury.

Internal evidence seems to leave the question of authorship in doubt.

The place of the Meno in the series is doubtfully indicated by internal evidence.

True, one escaped, but from no lack of internal watchfulness or order.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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