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 for Internal gear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Internal \In*tern"al\, a. [L. internus; akin to interior. See
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     1. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface;
        inclosed; -- opposed to external; as, the internal parts
        of a body, or of the earth.
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     2. Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent;
        as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the
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     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.
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     4. Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual.
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              With our Savior, internal purity is everything.
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     5. Intrinsic; inherent; real. [R.]
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              The internal rectitude of our actions in the sight
              of God.                               --Rogers.
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     6. (Anat.) Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial.
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     Internal angle (Geom.), an interior angle. See under
     Internal gear (Mach.), a gear in which the teeth project
        inward from the rim instead of outward.
     Syn: Inner; interior; inward; inland; inside.
          [1913 Webster] Internal-combustion

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