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"interior" in British English

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uk   /ɪnˈtɪə.ri.ər/ us   /ɪnˈtɪr.i.ɚ/
B2 [C] the inside part of something: The estate agent had pictures of the house from the outside but none of its interior. The car's interior is very impressive - wonderful leather seats and a wooden dashboard.
[S] the land that is furthest away from the outside or coast of a country or continent: the African interior
the interior
in some countries, the government department that deals with subjects and events that are important in the country itself instead of events in other countries: the Ministry of the Interior officials of the US Interior Department

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interioradjective [before noun]

uk   /ɪnˈtɪə.ri.ər/ us   /ɪnˈtɪr.i.ɚ/
inside: The interior walls have patches of damp on them. The paintwork on the interior doors (= those not in the outside wall of a building) is in good condition.
relating to the government department in some countries that deals with subjects and events that are important in that country instead of events in other countries: France's interior minister

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

"interior" in American English

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interioradjective [not gradable]

us   /ɪnˈtɪər·i·ər/
inner; on or from the inside: The interior surface of the seashell was smooth.

interiornoun [C/U]

us   /ɪnˈtɪər·i·ər/
the inside part of something: [U] a car’s interior
(Definition of interior from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “interior”
in Korean 내부…
in Arabic داخِل…
in Malaysian dalaman…
in French intérieur…
in Russian внутренняя часть, интерьер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 內部, 內地,腹地…
in Italian interno…
in Turkish iç taraf, iç kısım…
in Polish wnętrze…
in Spanish interior…
in Vietnamese bên trong…
in Portuguese interior…
in Thai ภายใน…
in German Innen-……
in Catalan interior…
in Japanese 内側…
in Chinese (Simplified) 内部, 内地,腹地…
in Indonesian bagian dalam…
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