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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inner  \In"ner\,  a.  [AS.  innera,  a  compar.  fr  inne  within,  fr 
  in  in  See  {In}.] 
  1.  Further  in  interior;  internal;  not  outward;  as  an  spirit 
  or  its  phenomena. 
 
  This  attracts  the  soul,  Governs  the  inner  man,the 
  nobler  part  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Not  obvious  or  easily  discovered;  obscure. 
 
  {Inner  house}  (Scot.),  the  first  and  second  divisions  of  the 
  court  of  Session  at  Edinburgh;  also,the  place  of  their 
  sittings. 
 
  {Inner  jib}  (Naut.),  a  fore-and-aft  sail  set  on  a  stay 
  running  from  the  fore-topmast  head  to  the  jib  boom. 
 
  {Inner  plate}  (Arch.),  the  wall  plate  which  lies  nearest  to 
  the  center  of  the  roof,in  a  double-plated  roof. 
 
  {Inner  post}  (Naut.),  a  piece  brought  on  at  the  fore  side  of 
  the  main  post  to  support  the  transoms. 
 
  {Inner  square}  (Carp.),  the  angle  formed  by  the  inner  edges 
  of  a  carpenter's  square. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inner 
  adj  1:  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:  {interior},  {internal}] 
  2:  located  or  occurring  within  or  closer  to  a  center;  "an  inner 
  room"  [syn:  {inner(a)}]  [ant:  {outer(a)}] 
  3:  innermost  or  essential;  "the  inner  logic  of  Cubism";  "the 
  internal  contradictions  of  the  theory";  "the  intimate 
  structure  of  matter"  [syn:  {internal},  {intimate}] 
  4:  confined  to  an  exclusive  or  group  "privy  to  inner 
  knowledge";  "inside  information";  privileged  information" 
  [syn:  {inside},  {privileged}] 
  5:  exclusive  to  a  center;  especially  a  center  of  influence; 
  "inner  regions  of  the  organization";  "inner  circles  of 
  government" 
  6:  (anatomy)  inside  or  closer  to  the  inside  of  the  body;  "the 
  inner  ear" 




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