inward Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “inward” in the English Dictionary

"inward" in British English

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uk   /ˈɪn.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/

inward adjective (INSIDE)

on or towards the inside: The ​forcepushes the ​object in an inward direction. inside ​yourmind and not ​expressed to other ​people: inward ​feelings

inward adjective (MONEY)

relating to ​money coming into a ​countryrather than ​leaving it: Inward foreigninvestmenthelpedIndiaachievestrongannualgrowthrates.


uk   /ˈɪn.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/ mainly US
(Definition of inward from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inward" in American English

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inwardadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɪn·wərd/
on or toward the inside: Hold out ​yourhands and ​rotateyourwrists inward. Inward also ​meansdirected toward ​yourself, ​yourmind, or ​yourspirit: an inward ​spiritualquest
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈɪn·wərd·li/
She inwardly hoped he would ​fail.

inwardadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɪn·wərd/ (also inwards,  /ˈɪn·wərdz/ )
toward the inside of something, or toward ​yourself, ​yourmind, or ​yourspirit: Fold the ​edges of the ​paper inward. We ​turned inward to ​our own ​thoughts.
(Definition of inward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inward" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈɪnwəd/ ECONOMICS
relating to ​money, ​goods, ​people, etc. coming into a country rather than ​leaving it: A ​rise in inward ​capitalflows into the ​economy is likely to ​lead to ​losses in ​internationalcompetitiveness. Net inward ​migration would have to ​double to ​maintain the ​currentnumbers of ​workingpeople.
(Definition of inward from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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