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inner - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'inner' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Inner [ a.]
- Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an spirit or its phenomena.
- Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure.

Meaning of 'inner' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . inner [ a]
Meaning (1):
- located or occurring within or closer to a center
Example in sentence:
  • an inner room
2 . inner [ s]
Meaning (2):
- located inward
Example in sentence:
  • an internal sense of rightousness;
  • Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle;
  • she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it
Meaning (3):
- exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence
Example in sentence:
  • inner circles of government;
  • inner regions of the organization
Meaning (4):
- confined to an exclusive group
Example in sentence:
  • inside information;
  • privileged information;
  • privy to inner knowledge
Meaning (5):
- inside or closer to the inside of the body
Example in sentence:
  • the inner ear
Meaning (6):
- innermost or essential
Example in sentence:
  • the inner logic of Cubism;
  • the internal contradictions of the theory;
  • the intimate structure of matter