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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Internal  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sense  \Sense\,  n.  [L.  sensus,  from  sentire,  sensum  to  perceive, 
  to  feel  from  the  same  root  as  E.  send  cf  OHG.  sin  sense 
  mind,  sinnan  to  go  to  journey,  G.  sinnen  to  meditate,  to 
  think:  cf  F.  sens.  For  the  change  of  meaning  cf  {See},  v. 
  t.  See  {Send},  and  cf  {Assent},  {Consent},  {Scent},  v.  t., 
  {Sentence},  {Sentient}.] 
  1.  (Physiol.)  A  faculty,  possessed  by  animals,  of  perceiving 
  external  objects  by  means  of  impressions  made  upon  certain 
  organs  (sensory  or  sense  organs)  of  the  body,  or  of 
  perceiving  changes  in  the  condition  of  the  body;  as  the 
  senses  of  sight,  smell,  hearing,  taste,  and  touch.  See 
  {Muscular  sense},  under  {Muscular},  and  {Temperature 
  sense},  under  {Temperature}. 
 
  Let  fancy  still  my  sense  in  Lethe  steep.  --Shak. 
 
  What  surmounts  the  reach  Of  human  sense  I  shall 
  delineate.  --Milton. 
 
  The  traitor  Sense  recalls  The  soaring  soul  from 
  rest.  --Keble. 
 
  2.  Perception  by  the  sensory  organs  of  the  body;  sensation; 
  sensibility;  feeling. 
 
  In  a  living  creature,  though  never  so  great,  the 
  sense  and  the  affects  of  any  one  part  of  the  body 
  instantly  make  a  transcursion  through  the  whole. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Perception  through  the  intellect;  apprehension; 
  recognition;  understanding;  discernment;  appreciation. 
 
  This  Basilius,  having  the  quick  sense  of  a  lover. 
  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  High  disdain  from  sense  of  injured  merit.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Sound  perception  and  reasoning;  correct  judgment;  good 
  mental  capacity;  understanding;  also  that  which  is  sound, 
  true,  or  reasonable;  rational  meaning.  ``He  speaks 
  sense.''  --Shak. 
 
  He  raves;  his  words  are  loose  As  heaps  of  sand,  and 
  scattering  wide  from  sense  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  That  which  is  felt  or  is  held  as  a  sentiment,  view,  or 
  opinion;  judgment;  notion;  opinion. 
 
  I  speak  my  private  but  impartial  sense  With  freedom. 
  --Roscommon. 
 
  The  municipal  council  of  the  city  had  ceased  to 
  speak  the  sense  of  the  citizens.  --Macaulay. 
 
  6.  Meaning;  import;  signification;  as  the  true  sense  of 
  words  or  phrases;  the  sense  of  a  remark. 
 
  So  they  read  in  the  book  in  the  law  of  God 
  distinctly,  and  gave  the  sense  --Neh.  viii. 
  8. 
 
  I  think  't  was  in  another  sense  --Shak. 
 
  7.  Moral  perception  or  appreciation. 
 
  Some  are  so  hardened  in  wickedness  as  to  have  no 
  sense  of  the  most  friendly  offices.  --L'  Estrange. 
 
  8.  (Geom.)  One  of  two  opposite  directions  in  which  a  line 
  surface,  or  volume,  may  be  supposed  to  be  described  by  the 
  motion  of  a  point,  line  or  surface. 
 
  {Common  sense},  according  to  Sir  W.  Hamilton: 
  a  ``The  complement  of  those  cognitions  or  convictions 
  which  we  receive  from  nature,  which  all  men  possess  in 
  common,  and  by  which  they  test  the  truth  of  knowledge 
  and  the  morality  of  actions.'' 
  b  ``The  faculty  of  first  principles.''  These  two  are  the 
  philosophical  significations. 
  c  ``Such  ordinary  complement  of  intelligence,  that,if  a 
  person  be  deficient  therein,  he  is  accounted  mad  or 
  foolish.'' 
  d  When  the  substantive  is  emphasized:  ``Native  practical 
  intelligence,  natural  prudence,  mother  wit,  tact  in 
  behavior,  acuteness  in  the  observation  of  character, 
  in  contrast  to  habits  of  acquired  learning  or  of 
  speculation.'' 
 
  {Moral  sense}.  See  under  {Moral}, 
  a  . 
 
  {The  inner},  or  {internal},  {sense},  capacity  of  the  mind  to 
  be  aware  of  its  own  states;  consciousness;  reflection. 
  ``This  source  of  ideas  every  man  has  wholly  in  himself, 
  and  though  it  be  not  sense  as  having  nothing  to  do  with 
  external  objects,  yet  it  is  very  like  it  and  might 
  properly  enough  be  called  internal  sense.''  --Locke. 
 
  {Sense  capsule}  (Anat.),  one  of  the  cartilaginous  or  bony 
  cavities  which  inclose,  more  or  less  completely,  the 
  organs  of  smell,  sight,  and  hearing. 
 
  {Sense  organ}  (Physiol.),  a  specially  irritable  mechanism  by 
  which  some  one  natural  force  or  form  of  energy  is  enabled 
  to  excite  sensory  nerves;  as  the  eye,  ear,  an  end  bulb  or 
  tactile  corpuscle,  etc 
 
  {Sense  organule}  (Anat.),  one  of  the  modified  epithelial 
  cells  in  or  near  which  the  fibers  of  the  sensory  nerves 
  terminate. 
 
  Syn:  Understanding;  reason. 
 
  Usage:  {Sense},  {Understanding},  {Reason}.  Some  philosophers 
  have  given  a  technical  signification  to  these  terms, 
  which  may  here  be  stated.  Sense  is  the  mind's  acting 
  in  the  direct  cognition  either  of  material  objects  or 
  of  its  own  mental  states.  In  the  first  case  it  is 
  called  the  outer,  in  the  second  the  inner,  sense 
  Understanding  is  the  logical  faculty,  i.  e.,  the  power 
  of  apprehending  under  general  conceptions,  or  the 
  power  of  classifying,  arranging,  and  making 
  deductions.  Reason  is  the  power  of  apprehending  those 
  first  or  fundamental  truths  or  principles  which  are 
  the  conditions  of  all  real  and  scientific  knowledge, 
  and  which  control  the  mind  in  all  its  processes  of 
  investigation  and  deduction.  These  distinctions  are 
  given  not  as  established,  but  simply  because  they 
  often  occur  in  writers  of  the  present  day 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  internal 
  adj  1:  happening  or  arising  or  located  within  some  limits  or 
  especially  surface;  "internal  organs";  "internal 
  mechanism  of  a  toy";  "internal  party  maneuvering" 
  [ant:  {external}] 
  2:  occurring  within  an  institution  or  community;  "intragroup 
  squabbling  within  the  corporation"  [syn:  {intragroup}] 
  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)},  {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}] 
  5:  innermost  or  essential;  "the  inner  logic  of  Cubism";  "the 
  internal  contradictions  of  the  theory";  "the  intimate 
  structure  of  matter"  [syn:  {inner},  {intimate}] 




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