interior


interior
interior, internal
The differences in meaning and usage between these two words correspond to those between exterior and external (see exterior, external). Interior is a noun as well as an adjective and refers in physical senses to the inside of things in contrast to the outside, whereas internal is primarily an adjective and is also applied in abstract or figurative meanings:

• Politicisation of religion means the internal transformation of the faith itself —Listener, 1978

• Beset by internal dissent and external opposition, the community discontinued complex marriage in 1879 and formally dissolved in 1881 —Oxford Companion to United States History, 2001.

An internal investigation is one conducted by an organization into its own affairs, and an internal phone call is one made from one member of staff to another in the same building or office. With reference to the body, internal injuries are those sustained by the inside organs, and medicine for internal use is meant to be swallowed. The word is also used occasionally as a noun in the plural to mean ‘intrinsic qualities’ and in various technical applications.

Modern English usage. 2014.

Synonyms:
, , / , (from the shore or the frontier) / , (opposed to foreign or external), , ,


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