Definition of “internal” - English Dictionary

“internal” in British English

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internaladjective

uk /ɪnˈtɜː.nəl/ us /ɪnˈtɝː.nəl/
internally
adverb uk /ɪnˈtɜː.nəl.i/ us /ɪnˈtɝː.nəl.i/

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This medicine is for external use only and should not be taken internally.

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

“internal” in American English

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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.

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

“internal” in Business English

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internaladjective

uk /ɪnˈtɜːnəl/ us

relating to activities, decisions, etc. within a particular organization or company, not outside it:

New directives were issued in an internal memo to board members.

GOVERNMENT relating to activities, decisions, etc. within a particular country:

internal affairs/policies
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(Definition of “internal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)