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internaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈtɜr·nəl/
existing, ​intended for, or ​happening inside a ​person, ​organization, ​place, ​country, etc.: the internal ​organs of the ​body The ​bank will ​conduct an internal ​investigation.
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internaladjective

uk   /ɪnˈtɜː.nəl/  us   /-ˈtɝː-/
B2 existing or ​happening inside a ​person, ​object, ​organization, ​place, or ​country: He ​sustainedinjuries to his ​arms, ​legs, and several internal organs. The ​bankconductedits own internal ​investigation into the ​robbery. The ​governmentwarneditsneighbours not to ​interfere in ​its internal affairs.
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internally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
C1 This ​medicine is for ​external use only and should not be taken internally.
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internaladjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈtɜːnəl/
relating to ​activities, decisions, etc. within a particular ​organization or ​company, not outside it: New ​directives were ​issued in an internal ​memo to ​boardmembers. internal ​communications/​investigations/​reviews
GOVERNMENT relating to ​activities, decisions, etc. within a particular country: internal affairs/​policies
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