Inner

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inner \In"ner\ ([i^]n"n[~e]r), adjective [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See {In}.]

1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber.

2. Of or pertaining to the 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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

inner

adjective

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: {inner}, {interior}, {internal}]

2: located or occurring within or closer to a center; "an inner room" [ant: {outer(a)}]

3: innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter" [syn: {inner}, {internal}, {intimate}]

4: confined to an exclusive group; "privy to inner knowledge"; "inside information"; "privileged information" [syn: {inside}, {inner}, {privileged}]

5: exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence; "inner regions of the organization"; "inner circles of government"

6: inside or closer to the inside of the body; "the inner ear"


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