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English definition of “inward”

inward

adjective uk   /ˈɪn.wəd/ us    /-wɚd/

inward adjective (INSIDE)

on or towards the inside: The force pushes the object in an inward direction.
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inside your mind and not expressed to other people: inward feelings

inward adjective (MONEY)

relating to money coming into a country rather than leaving it: Inward foreign investment helped India achieve strong annual growth rates.

inward

adverb uk   /ˈɪn.wəd/ us    /-wɚd/ (also inwards)
towards the inside: After the accident, her thoughts began to turn inward (= to her own interests or problems). Fold the outside edges inward.
(Definition of inward from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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