What is internal?

  • (adj): Innermost or essential.
    Example: "The internal contradictions of the theory"
    Synonyms: inner, intimate
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "internal":

  • (adj): Located inward.
    Example: "An internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
    Synonyms: inner, interior
  • (adj): Happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface.
    Example: "Internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"
  • (adj): Occurring within an institution or community.
    Synonyms: intragroup
  • (adj): Inside the country.
    Example: "The nation's internal politics"
    Synonyms: home, interior, national

Famous quotes containing the word internal:

    What makes some internal feature of a thing a representation could only its role in regulating the behavior of an intentional system.
    Daniel Clement Dennett (b. 1942)

    The analogy between the mind and a computer fails for many reasons. The brain is constructed by principles that assure diversity and degeneracy. Unlike a computer, it has no replicative memory. It is historical and value driven. It forms categories by internal criteria and by constraints acting at many scales, not by means of a syntactically constructed program. The world with which the brain interacts is not unequivocally made up of classical categories.
    Gerald M. Edelman (b. 1928)

    I believe that there was a great age, a great epoch when man did not make war: previous to 2000 B.C. Then the self had not really become aware of itself, it had not separated itself off, the spirit was not yet born, so there was no internal conflict, and hence no permanent external conflict.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)