What is internal?

  • (adj): Happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface.
    Example: "Internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "internal":

  • (adj): Occurring within an institution or community.
    Synonyms: intragroup
  • (adj): Located inward.
    Example: "An internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
    Synonyms: inner, interior
  • (adj): Innermost or essential.
    Example: "The internal contradictions of the theory"
    Synonyms: inner, intimate
  • (adj): Inside the country.
    Example: "The nation's internal politics"
    Synonyms: home, interior, national

Famous quotes containing the word internal:

    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)

    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)

    If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)