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 for internal
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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: happening or arising or located within some limits or
             especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal
             mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering" [ant:
      2: occurring within an institution or community; "intragroup
         squabbling within the corporation" [syn: internal,
      3: inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader
         responsibilities than the United States Department of the
         Interior"; "the nation's internal politics" [syn: home(a),
         interior(a), internal, national]
      4: located inward; "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody
         record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein; "she
         thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is
         that she has no access to it"- David Denby; "an internal
         sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr. [syn: inner,
         interior, internal]
      5: innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the
         internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate
         structure of matter" [syn: inner, internal, intimate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "internal":
     bosom, center, central, cerebral, conceptive, conceptual, core,
     deep, deep-seated, deepest recesses, endopsychic, esoteric, gut,
     heart, heart of hearts, home, immanent, implanted, implicit,
     inalienable, indoor, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherent,
     inland, inmost, inner, inner landscape, inner life, inner man,
     inner nature, inner recess, inner self, innermost, inside,
     intellectual, intelligent, interior, interior man, intern,
     intestine, intimate, intrados, intrinsic, inward, inwrought,
     irreducible, mental, municipal, national, native, noetic,
     noological, penetralia, phrenic, private, psychic, psychologic,
     rational, reasoning, recesses, resident, secret, secret place,
     secret places, soul, spiritual, subjective, thinking, unalienable,
     unchallengeable, unquestionable, visceral, vital center, vitals

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