Meaning of “inner” in the English Dictionary

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"inner" in British English

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inneradjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈɪn.ər/ us /ˈɪn.ɚ/

B2 inside or contained within something else:

Leading off the main hall is a series of small inner rooms.
humorous Few people ever managed to penetrate the director's inner sanctum (= very private room).

B2 Inner feelings or thoughts are ones that you do not show or tell other people:

Sarah seemed to have a profound sense of inner peace.

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(Definition of “inner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inner" in American English

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inneradjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɪn·ər/

inside or contained within something else:

These islands lie between the bay’s outer and inner sections.
She met life’s challenges with courage and inner strength (= the strength of her character or spirit).
Simpson was part of the club’s inner circle (= the most powerful group).

(Definition of “inner” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)