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English definition of “internal”


adjective     /ɪnˈtɜːnəl/
INSIDE A PLACE B2 happening or coming from inside a particular country, group, or organization: an internal report internal disputesIn and at
BODY B2 inside your body: internal injuriesThe body
PLACE B2 inside a country, building, area, etc: an internal flight internal walls → Opposite externalIn and at
internally adverb
(Definition of internal adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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