internal Definition

  • 1situated or occurring within the body or an object
  • 2existing or occurring within the mind; subjective
  • 3belonging to or forming the inner or essential part of something

Using internal: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "internal" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The internal organs of the human body include the heart and lungs.

  • Example

    She was struggling with internal conflicts about her career choices.

  • Example

    The company is facing internal issues with employee morale.

internal Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for internal

Phrases with internal

  • the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases in adults, especially those internal to the body


    He specializes in internal medicine and has a private practice.

  • an engine that generates motive power by the burning of fuel within the engine


    Most cars today use an internal combustion engine.

  • an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations


    The company hired an external auditor to conduct an internal audit of its financial statements.


Summary: internal in Brief

The term 'internal' [ɪnˈtɜːnl] refers to something situated or occurring within the body or an object, or existing within the mind. It can also denote belonging to or forming the inner or essential part of something. Examples include internal organs, internal conflicts, and internal issues within a company. The phrase 'internal medicine' refers to a branch of medicine that deals with internal diseases in adults.

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