internal

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. inner, enclosed, inside, interior; innate, inherent; domestic, inland. See intrinsic.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Within]
Syn. inside, inner, inward, interior, private, intrinsic, innate, inherent, under the surface, intimate, subjective, enclosed, circumscribed; see also inner .
Ant. external, outer*, outward.
2. [Within the body]
Syn. intestinal, constitutional, physiological, physical, bodily, organic, neurological, abdominal, ventral, visceral; see also bodily 1 , organic .
Ant. foreign*, external, superficial.
3. [Within a group or area]
Syn. domestic, intrastate, civil, in-house; see domestic 1 , national 2 , native 2 , regional .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
inner, interior, within, inside, gut, innate, intrinsic.
ANT.: external, outer
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Located inside or farther in: inlying, inner, inside, interior. See EDGE. 2. Of, relating to, or arising from one's mental or spiritual being: inner, interior, intimate1, inward, visceral. Slang: gut. See BODY. 3. Of, from, or within a country's own territory: domestic, home, national, native. See NATIVE.

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