(In*tern"), v. t. [F. interne. See Intern, a.] To put for safe keeping in the interior of a place or
country; to confine to one locality; as, to intern troops which have fled for refuge to a neutral country.
(In*tern"al) a. [L. internus; akin to interior. See Interior.]
1. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; opposed to external; as, the internal parts
of a body, or of the earth.
2. Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent; as, the internal evidence of the divine origin
of the Scriptures.
3. Pertaining to its own affairs or interests; especially, (said of a country) domestic, as opposed to foreign; as,
internal trade; internal troubles or war.
4. Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual.
With our Savior, internal purity is everything.Paley.
5. Intrinsic; inherent; real. [R.]
The internal rectitude of our actions in the sight of God.Rogers.
6. (Anat.) Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial.
Internal angle (Geom.), an interior angle. See under Interior. Internal gear (Mach.), a gear in
which the teeth project inward from the rim instead of outward.
Syn. Inner; interior; inward; inland; inside.
(In`ter*nal"i*ty) n. The state of being internal or within; interiority.
1. Inwardly; within the enveloping surface, or the boundary of a thing; within the body; beneath the surface.
2. Hence: Mentally; spiritually. Jer. Taylor.
(In`ter*na"sal) a. (Anat.) Between the nasal cavities; as, the internasal cartilage.
(In`ter*na"tion*al) a. [Pref. inter- + national: cf. F. international.]
1. Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more
nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations.
2. Of or concerning the association called the International.
International code (Naut.), a common system of signaling adopted by nearly all maritime nations,
whereby communication may be had between vessels at sea. International copyright. See under
Copyright. International law, the rules regulating the mutual intercourse of nations. International
law is mainly the product of the conditions from time to time of international intercourse, being drawn
from diplomatic discussion, textbooks, proof of usage, and from recitals in treaties. It is called public
when treating of the relations of sovereign powers, and private when of the relations of persons of different
nationalities. International law is now, by the better opinion, part of the common law of the land. Cf.
Conflict of laws, under Conflict. Wharton.
(In`ter*na"tion*al), n. [Cf. F. internationale.]